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Sen. John Cornyn: Disaster Relief Bill 'Inadequate'

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By    |   Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:19 PM

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Tuesday that the House of Representatives passed a disaster relief bill last week that provided "inadequate" funding for disaster aid.

Cornyn is pushing for the Senate to provide more funding for Texas and other storm-damaged areas when it starts work on the bill later this week, he said in a Tuesday Dallas News report.

The House approved $36.5 billion to provide hurricane and wildfire relief funding, according to a Thursday report in The New York Times.

Changes to the bill are "a work in progress as I speak," Cornyn said, the Dallas News reported. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticized the disaster relief bill last week, saying that Texas lawmakers in the House did not have a "stiff spine" in their negotiations, which did not include his $18.7 billion request for Hurricane Harvey aid, according to The Houston Chronicle.

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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Tuesday that the House of Representatives passed a disaster relief bill last week that provided "inadequate" funding for disaster aid.
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