Congress has passed a spending bill that would provide $15.25 billion in emergency funds to aid communities affected byÂ Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The emergency assistance package containsÂ $7.4 billion each for the Federal Emergency Management‘s Disaster Relief Fund andÂ theÂ Department of Housing and Urban Development‘sÂ Community Development Block Grants program as well as $450 million for the Small Business Administration‘s disaster loan program, the House Appropriations Committee said Friday.
The bill also extends U.S. debt ceiling andÂ fundÂ government operations until Dec. 8 under a continuing resolution measure.
The House voted 316-90 to pass the bill Friday, one day after the Senate approved itÂ through a 80-17 vote.
President Donald Trump signed the legislation later Friday.