President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a $19.1 billion catastrophe help invoice after delays stalled the measure from getting handed.
Trump wrote on Twitter he’d signed the measure, and included a photograph that seems to have been taken aboard Air Pressure One.
“Simply signed Catastrophe Help Bill to help People who’ve been hit by current catastrophic storms,” Trump tweeted. “So essential for our GREAT American farmers and ranchers. Assist for GA, FL, IA, NE, NC, and CA.”
Trump additionally insisted that Puerto Rico ought to be happy at him for approving the invoice, regardless of criticism from the island that he hasn’t carried out sufficient in serving to recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria.
“Puerto Rico ought to love President Trump. With out me, they might have been shut out!” he wrote.
The bill will convey much-needed aid to People affected by hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other disasters.
A handful of House Republicans, arguing that the complete Home of Representatives ought to be present to take a roll name vote, slightly than trying to maneuver the bill whereas lawmakers were not in Washington, held up passage of the measure final month after the Senate handed the bill. It finally passed the House on Monday.