White House readies $5.9B request for Hurricane Harvey recovery aid

06 September, 2017, 12:21 | Author: Ora Austin
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President Trump is pledging to chip in to assist Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, to the tune of $1 million of his personal funds.

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President Donald Trump has already pledged $1 million in personal money to Harvey storm relief efforts. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.

But a senior administration official said the White House expects the disaster funding and the debt ceiling to be paired in the Senate.

Harvey's impact is so big the White House plans to push for two disaster relief packages.

Bossert was not ready to offer up a number on how much federal aid would be requested by the White House, only saying that a request for an initial infusion of resources would go to Capitol Hill "shortly".

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"I just don't think a shutdown is in anyone's interest or needed for anyone's interests", House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said in an interview Friday with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Bossert said the administration wants a "clean" disaster relief supplemental measure, free of unrelated measures, including any effort to raise the federal debt ceiling.

She said Trump had asked that she check "with the folks in this room" because "you are very good at research and are doing a lot of reporting" as to which organizations are most effective in disseminating money to victims, to "take some suggestions" as to where Trump should send his million.

Trump has been criticized in the past for giving far less of his income to charitable causes than many other multi-billionaires.

The White House is expected to ask Congress for around $5.9 billion in emergency aid in the wake of mega storm Harvey, which left swaths of Texas and Louisiana inundated, a United States government official told AFP.

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