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GRASSLEY UPSET THAT DISASTER AID BILL IS STALLED IN THE U.S. HOUSE

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Even though the u.S. Senate passed a federal disaster aid package last Thursday, members of the U-S House went home for the holiday before voting on the 19-billion dollar measure.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says it’ll likely be early June before the disaster relief package gains full Congressional approval

OC……Congressional recess. :19

The package contains 575-million dollars for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers to address emergency situations, and to rehabilitate and repair damage to Corps projects, like levees:

OC……the disasters. :17

It also includes an amendment from Grassley to provide coverage for farmers who lost millions of dollars worth of grain in storage bins during the record flooding.

OC………”storage disaster” :20

The legislation includes funding for emergency watershed protection, rural community facilities, highways, and economic development, as well as more than three-billion dollars to the U-S-D-A for expenses related to crop losses.