With a new president in the White House, the country is still recovering from the devastating hurricane that devastated parts of the United States.
On Thursday, the House passed a bill that will allow FEMA to issue disaster aid to people and businesses that are in “disaster areas.”
The legislation passed in a 219-193 vote.
The measure is one of a few bills the Senate will take up this week that would grant disaster aid.
The legislation has not been fully vetted by the administration, however, and there is no way for the administration to enforce the legislation in a way that doesn’t risk the financial burden on states, cities, and the federal government.
The House bill passed Thursday also extends the current disaster relief package for a total of $1.9 trillion over the next decade.
The $1 trillion increase will be paid for with increased taxes and spending on infrastructure, as well as an increase in military spending.
It would also provide $1 billion for a National Disaster Relief Coordinating Council.
While the bill does not contain the details of how the money will be spent, it has already been confirmed by the White Hill administration.
The National Economic Council said in a statement that the bill would “fund critical infrastructure projects to help prepare communities for the effects of future disasters and spur economic recovery.”
The bill does, however (via Politico), contain a clause that prohibits the administration from using the $1 tranche to fund the “extraordinary cost of preparing for the potential impacts of a potential disaster.”
If FEMA is unable to determine the actual cost of providing these types of assistance to the states, it is up to the president to determine whether to provide additional funding for those states.
“The president is in the best position to provide the money needed for the states to respond to the potential effects of a disaster.
However, the president cannot unilaterally dictate the funding level,” the statement continued.
“The president’s ability to provide these resources is the only thing that determines whether states will receive FEMA funds.”
However, the White Hills statement did not provide details on how the federal dollars would be used.
The Trump administration has said that it will only use FEMA funds to help states deal with the aftermath of the hurricane.
FEMA has not yet released a timeline for the use of the federal funds, which the administration has insisted is “limited.””FEMA is not currently in the position to allocate the funds needed to aid the states in response to Hurricane Harvey,” a spokesperson for the White Helmets said in an email.
“We are currently in an extensive review of FEMA’s request for additional funding, but have no timetable for when this review is complete.
We will continue to share information as it becomes available.”
On Friday, the administration will announce the details on the disaster aid package that will go to states and cities, including the details for the FEMA program that will fund FEMA.