Texas to Get Most of Disaster Aid in Spending Bill

September 26, 2008

Democratic Congressman Chet Edwards said the House will pass a year-end spending bill that will designate most of about $23 billion in disaster recovery aid for Hurricane Ike.

Edwards said the House was going to pass the spending bill. The money is divided among agencies and programs.

Edwards is the ranking Texan on the House Appropriations Committee.

The sweeping spending bill also increases defense spending and assists automakers. It is intended to keep government running past the October First start of the 2009 budget year.

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