President Trump Signs Harvey Relief Package

This afternoon President Trump signed a package to provide $15.3 billion in disaster assistance to Hurricane Harvey ravaged communities in Texas and Louisiana.  The proposal, passed by the House this morning on a 316-90 vote, extends the federal debt ceiling as well as funds the government at current levels through Friday, December 8.  Meanwhile, both the House and Senate continue fiscal year 2018 budget deliberations although it remains unclear on what type of spending agreements will be reached between now and December.