Today on the Hill: House Eyes Passage of Puerto Rico Disaster Aid

February 7, 2020

House lawmakers are set to wrap up the week with a supplemental disaster funding package for Puerto Rico. The measure would allocate roughly $4.7 billion in emergency aid following a series of earthquakes on the island earlier this year, as well as tax relief by way of expanded earned income and child tax credits. The Trump administration strongly pushed back against the measure in a veto threat earlier this week, decreasing the likelihood of consideration in the GOP-controlled Senate.

In the upper chamber, the Senate stands adjourned until Monday. Senators are expected to focus on confirming presidential nominations when they return, starting with the nomination of Andrew Brasher to be Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit Court. A full list of nominations up for consideration next week can be found here