WASHINGTON (AP) — On Monday, the House passed a $19.1 billion disaster bill which hit some bumps along the way. Today, President Donald Trump signed it which means relief is headed for major-storm victims in GA, FL, IA, NE, NC, CA and Puerto Rico.
Trump tweeted out this picture after signing the bill.
Just signed Disaster Aid Bill to help Americans who have been hit by recent catastrophic storms. So important for our GREAT American farmers and ranchers. Help for GA, FL, IA, NE, NC, and CA. Puerto Rico should love President Trump. Without me, they would have been shut out! pic.twitter.com/HXvYYdcNW5— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2019
Governor Ricketts praised the announcement:
“Thank you to President Trump, Nebraska’s federal delegation, and all the members of Congress who approved this new federal disaster relief funding,” said Governor Ricketts. “This new relief will greatly aid Nebraskans, and especially our farmers and ranchers, as we continue to rebuild bigger and better than before.”