House Republicans stalled passage of HR 2157, a disaster aid bill that would provide $19.1 billion to communities recovering from recent natural disasters. The bill was expected to move quickly through the House, using a legislative procedure to expedite approval for the disaster proposal with broad bipartisan support.
Conservative Representatives Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), Alex Mooney (R-West Virginia), and John Rose (R-Tennessee) each objected to the procedural maneuver that was agreed upon by House leadership. The bipartisan disaster relief proposal was approved by the Senate by an 85-8 vote and is expected to pass the House under normal rules after the chamber reconvenes on Monday, June 3, 2019. President Trump supports the bill and intends to sign it shortly after it moves through the House.