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House passes Harvey aid, debt limit extension, government funding

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House passes Harvey aid billThe House on Friday passed a nearly $15.3 billion disaster aid package that also raises the debt ceiling and extends government funding for three months into December.

Lawmakers approved the legislation 316-90, and it now heads to President Trump's desk.

The massive package will replenish rapidly dwindling emergency accounts as Florida braces for the impact of Hurricane Irma this weekend and Texas picks up the pieces after the devastation of the Harvey storm.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's, R-California, office announced late Thursday that the vote would take place early Friday so that members from the Southeast could travel home safely ahead of Irma.


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