Senate passes disaster relief bill

Posted at 3:19 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 17:19:31-04
Senate votes to approve a $19 billion disaster funding bill. (NBC News)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate passed a $19.1 billion dollar disaster relief bill just before breaking for Memorial Day Weekend.

The bill, H.R, 2157, passed by an 85 to 8 margin. President Trump has said he will sign the bill.

The funding includes $900 million for Puerto Rico, which Democrats had been pushing for.

It does not include $4.5 billion for humanitarian aid at the southern border, which Republicans and the White House wanted.