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Trump signs long-awaited $19.1 billion disaster bill

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 17:46:54-04

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.

The bill hit some bumps along the way to it passing the House and Senate. Topics of contention including border security and care of migrants at detention camps. You can read more about that here.

On Monday, local lawmakers shared their reactions to the bill passing the house.

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.”