Trump signs hurricane aid, debt ceiling bill

Ryan: Trump wanted bipartisan deal on debt 01:44 STORY HIGHLIGHTS President Donald Trump struck a deal with Democrats earlier this week That bill cleared the Senate Thursday and headed back to the House (CNN)President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon signed a measure tying emergency funding for hurricane relief with measures that would raise the debt ceiling and keep the government open for three months. The measure was the result of a deal struck between Trump and Democratic leaders, to the consternation of many Republicans. The House had passed the bill, 316-90,…

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Trump: Texas churches should get FEMA funding for hurricane relief

President Trump on Friday evening voiced his support for Texas churches receiving disaster relief money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following Hurricane Harvey. “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others),” Trump wrote on Twitter. Three churches damaged as Hurricane Harvey made landfall filed a lawsuit in federal court early this week seeking the FEMA relief funds. Harvest Family Church, the Hi-Way Tabernacle and the Rockport First Assembly of God all suffered damages from Harvey, with two flooded…

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How to get (and offer) help after Harvey

Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Coast and left Houston — the nation’s fourth-largest city — grappling with unprecedented flooding. Do you need help? Or do you want to help those in need? Check out these resources. BY ALEX SAMUELS AND EMMA PLATOFF AUG. 28, 2017 UPDATED: SEPT. 6, 2017  22   Evacuees seek shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Pu Ying Huang for The Texas Tribune The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. It’s been more than a week since Harvey ravaged the Texas Coast and left Houston…

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