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That money will go toward hurricane relief, wildfire service funds and the National Flood Insurance Program.
In the past couple months, at least five major hurricanes and dozens of wildfires plagued the U.S. As a result, many politicians are rolling up their sleeves to approve aid funding, but others think it could get a little too expensive.
That money will specifically go to relief efforts related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, wildfire service funds and the National Flood Insurance Program. Almost $5 billion will be made available to Puerto Rico, reportedly so the government doesn't run out of money.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen sponsored the bill and said it was "a good step in the right direction."
Other Republicans, however, voiced concerns about adding to the country's debt crisis.
In a letter to his colleagues, Rep. Mark Walker wrote: "We cannot ignore or further enable our debt crisis. ... It is time for tough choices and responsible governing."
Thursday's aid package follows an almost $15.3 billion relief package from September. That measure incurred major criticism from Republicans because it raised the debt ceiling and lacked offsetting spending cuts.
The new bill is now headed to the Senate. If passed, the amount of emergency relief approved since September would reportedly total to almost $42 billion.
The White House and House Republicans have remained at odds over an agreement to house 2,000 migrants on federal land.
Santos could become just the third member of Congress in the last 160 years to be expelled.
Of the 33 senators whose terms are up after this year, seven have said they're not running for reelection.
Aurora Police Officer Nathan Woodyard, who was tried in the death of Elijah McClain, will return to duty and receive back pay.
On Cyber Monday, a record-breaking $940 million was spent using 'Buy Now, Pay Later' services, reaching an all-time high.
Low ticket sales could be based on tightening consumer budgets and less marketing from actors due to the Hollywood strikes.