"Disaster Relief Bill Clears Major Hurdle in Senate"

"A House-passed bill aimed at helping communities impacted by a string of recent natural disasters cleared a key hurdle in the Senate on Monday evening.

Senators voted 79-16 to advance on the bill, setting up a final vote as soon as Tuesday.

All of the 16 "no" votes came from GOP senators, including Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

The House bill would provide $36.5 billion to fund hurricane relief, a flood insurance program and wildfire recovery efforts in the West."

Jordain Carney reports for The Hill October 23, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 10/24/2017