Senate approves version of disaster funding bill

OMAHA, NE (News Channel Nebraska) – Congress is moving forward on a disaster funding bill that would offer additional assistance to Nebraskans and Iowans recovering from catastrophic floods.

The Senate voted 90 to 10 to approve a version of that legislation Tuesday but still must work out differences with the House before it can go to President Donald Trump’s desk.

All four Republican senators from Nebraska and Iowa supported the measure.

A sticking point for some has been the amount of money in the bill earmarked for continued recovery in Puerto Rico.

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