WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill that has ’s support, lawmakers from both parties said on Thursday.
Republican Senator Richard Shelby said there could be a Senate vote on the legislation as early as Thursday. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer confirmed that backed the legislation to help Americans rebound from a string of natural disasters, from wildfires to floods and hurricanes.
The agreement does not include emergency funds to address a migrant surge at the southern U.S. border that Trump had requested earlier this month, senators said.
“I had a nice conversation with the president about an hour or so ago,” Shelby, chairman of the Senate appropriations committee, told reporters