House planning $81 billion for disaster aid
A neighborhood in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Photo: Charlie Riedel / AP
House Republicans are preparing a disaster aid package of $81 billion, almost double the White House request, Politico reports, calling the proposal "staggering."
Why it matters: This proposal would be the biggest single package for disaster relief in U.S. history, Politico reports, and would bring total disaster aid spending for calamities this year to more than $130 billion.