Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) has stalled a $ 19 trillion aid bill in the House of Representatives until the House reconvenes in early June.
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The aid bill included $ 3 billion for farmers, $ 909 million in
After the bill overwhelmingly passed the Senate by a vote of 85 to 8 on Thursday, President Donald Trump Tweeted that the bill had his "total approval." Before the bill passed, it has been removed from it.
Congressional leaders tried to pass it by unanimous consent of those who were present on Friday morning. According to congressional rules, the bill is blocked until the rest of the house returns.
Roy said that the bill needed to be used for funding Trump's border policies, and the federal government was racking up too much debt. He told his congressional colleagues that the U.S. needed to "have a responsive and fiscally responsive approach to help people who are hurting in the wake of natural disasters".
He called the "child of swampy practice" that "Texans elected me to stand against."
"The people, especially in Texas, but people generally, are tired of the swamp," Roy told the media after stalling the bill, when we had 435 members of Congress who should be here and should vote. "
Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has called Roy's decision" sabotage. "