KC area Republicans vote against Harvey relief, debt ceiling increase

Aaron Brown
September 9, 2017

Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and other portions of the Gulf Coast region last week. The House approved a smaller hurricane aid bill, without anything else attached, earlier in the week. "I completely understand why he was doing what he was doing".

The bill that passed by a vote of 316 to 90 in the House, with 183 Democrats voting yes, ensures that Democrats will have a chance to ask for major concessions on spending increases and immigration reform in December.

Republican leaders had sought a debt limit increase for as long as 18 months. If they can put together a budget that gets Democratic support-which they'll need if they want to bust the sequestration cap on defense spending-they can nearly certainly get Democratic support for raising the debt ceiling too. And Republican lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol complained Wednesday that Trump probably just undercut leadership in those future negotiations, making it even harder for them to secure legislative wins.

"We're kind of surprised by it to be honest with you", said Kinzinger. Well, that's because Trump made another deal with Schumer and Pelosi: to work together to eliminate the debt ceiling altogether.

"Disaster relief and the debt ceiling should have been completely separate", said Sen.

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But most in the GOP said they weren't upset with Trump himself. Democrats are cautious about working with Trump, but hold out hope for legislation on the budget, health care, and shielding young immigrants brought to this country illegally from deportation.

"Here's basically what I said: 'I'm not going to obstruct for its own sake, but compromise means that you've got to move in our direction to some extent.' He can't just say what he wants to do and expect everybody to do it", Schumer said.

The House passed a sweeping package on Friday that authorizes billions of dollars for hurricane recovery efforts, raises the debt limit and funds the government through December, with some Republicans opposing the measure after panning top administration officials' efforts to sell the legislation.

"Everyone's moaning and groaning, like, 'You've got to be kidding me, '" Brat added. But the Senate package includes an additional $7.4 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to fix infrastructure and housing, among other things, in the wake of both disasters.

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