(PM) — A bipartisan deal on disaster aid occurs in the US Senate. The deal will not include the $4.5 billion President Trump and Congressional Republicans requested.
The disaster aid funding will help recovery from natural disasters such as hurricanes, life-threatening flooding, earthquakes, and wildfires.
The full Senate will convene to vote on the measure on Thursday afternoon before the Senate departs for its weeklong Memorial Day recess.
According to NBC News, the funding breaks down like this:
- $900 million goes to Puerto Rico for nutrition assistance and a community development block grant.
- $9 billion in previously withheld aid goes to Puerto Rico.
The US House will still need to vote on the measure before it heads to Trump’s desk. The House will vote using unanimous consent to pass to Trump’s desk before the holiday weekend.