House GOP blocks disaster aid for third time
For the third time, a single Republican House member today has blocked passage of the supplemental appropriations bill that includes aid to farmers who experience natural disasters in 2018 and 2019.
Rep. John Rose, R-Tenn., today objected to passing the measure by unanimous consent. Earlier, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., and Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, objected, arguing that it should not be passed in a pro forma session.
The House is expected to take up the disaster when members return next week. The Senate passed the bill before adjourning for the Memorial Day break.