Spending Battles Are Likely Still Brewing Despite Bipartisan Agreement on Hurricane Aid

Government Executive: The bill President Trump signed on Friday providing $15.25 billion for hurricane relief efforts was at best a down payment.

Damages from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are still being tabulated, and between now and early December, when the threats of a debt-ceiling expiration and a government shutdown return, the White House and Congress will be wrestling with new pressures for more disaster-related spending mixed into the usual stew of competing appropriations demands.

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