US house passes USD 19bn disaster relief bill

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  • After months of negotiations and a week-long recess, the US House of Representatives cleared a USD 19.1 billion disaster relief bill aimed at providing funds to areas hit by earthquake,hurricanes, flooding and wildfire.
  • The bill,which passed in the House would provide approximately USD 900 mn for US unincorporated territory Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from 2017’s Hurricane Maria.
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