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May 24, 2019, 11:20 a.m. EDT

Disaster-aid bill stalls in House as Republican objects

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By Robert Schroeder

A $19 billion disaster-aid package stalled in the House of Representatives on Friday after passing the Senate on Thursday. Most lawmakers have left Washington for the Memorial Day recess, and Rep. Chip Roy, a Texas Republican, objected to a so-called unanimous consent request. Roy's objection delays consideration of the bill until at least June 3, when lawmakers return. The measure helps a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires.

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