Thirty-four House Republicans joined Democrats in passing a disaster relief bill Friday despite President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Comey after CNN town hall: ‘He brought the FBI down’ White House says US, China trade talks to continue Friday Giuliani traveling to Ukraine to push for probes that could be ‘very helpful’ to Trump MORE advocating for the GOP conference to vote against the measure.
A senior leadership source said the number of GOP defectors was lower than initially anticipated, with Trump’s tweet pushing back on the legislation amping up pressure for members to vote against it.
The president blasted the bill due to what he felt was excessive funding allocated toward Puerto Rico recovery efforts, arguing the island has mismanaged the aid sent to the island.
Defectors were largely made up of members that represent areas that were impacted by the California wildfires, flooding in the midwest and Texas and stated impacted by Hurricanes. Other GOP members took issue with language in the bill that would have provided community block grants for Planned Parenthood.
“I will always support legislation that prioritizes the needs of my district,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on his decision to vote yes.
Republicans who approved the bill: Rick AllenRichard (Rick) Wayne AllenHouse passes bill expressing support for NATO Republicans top Dems at charity golf game GOP chairman taking highway funding search to Atlanta MORE (Ga.), Don Bacon (Neb.), Gus Bilirakis (Fla.), Michael Bost (Ill.), Buddy CarterEarl (Buddy) Leroy CarterFederal board votes to rename Georgia’s ‘Runaway Negro Creek’ to ‘Freedom Creek’ 3 signs the PBMs are desperately in need of reform Don’t enact a law that diminishes the incentive for generic companies to challenge patents MORE (Ga.), Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawBehar clashes with Dan Crenshaw on Trump’s Charlottesville comments Trump says New York Times should apologize for more than ‘terrible Anti-Semitic Cartoon’ Ocasio-Cortez plans visit to Kentucky despite being disinvited by GOP colleague MORE (Texas), Mario Diaz-BalartMario Rafael Diaz-BalartTrump ally in House calls for doubling gas tax to pay for infrastructure Carlson blasts supporters of Venezuela intervention: ‘Has it ever worked?’ Dems, Trump pull T surprise on infrastructure MORE (Fla.), Neal DunnNeal Patrick DunnFlorida is still hurting from Hurricane Michael — will DC lend a helping hand? Florida rep: ‘We need to be evacuating’ as storm approaches GOP lawmaker’s chief of staff resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations: report MORE (Fla.), Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. 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ReedPatricia Arquette to push for ERA at hearing Lawmakers offer bipartisan resolution highlighting sexual assault prevention GOP lawmaker: Battle over Trump tax returns ‘is going to have to be litigated’ MORE (N.Y.), Tom RiceHugh (Tom) Thompson RiceSeven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter Koch-backed group pushes for new limits on Trump’s tariff authority 7 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina MORE (S.C.), Martha RobyMartha Dubina RobyOcasio-Cortez: ‘I was stopped because it was assumed I was an intern’ Insurgency shakes up Democratic establishment Dem House candidate claims Russians tried to hack campaign website MORE (Ala.), David RouzerDavid Cheston RouzerSeven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter Bold, bipartisan action on child care will win plenty of friends House to vote on highway bill amendment to allow heavier trucks MORE (N.C.), Austin ScottJames (Austin) Austin ScottOvernight Defense: Officials rush to deny writing anonymous op-ed | Lawmakers offer measure on naming NATO headquarters after McCain | US, India sign deal on sharing intel Lawmakers introduce resolution to back naming NATO headquarters after McCain Republicans mull new punishments for dissident lawmakers MORE (Ga.), Adrien Smith (Neb.), Chris SmithChristopher (Chris) Henry SmithHouse votes to overturn Trump ObamaCare move Main Street businesses need permanent tax relief to grow Overnight Health Care: Lawmakers get deal to advance long-stalled drug pricing bill | House votes to condemn Trump’s anti-ObamaCare push | Eight House Republicans join with Dems | Trump officials approve Medicaid expansion in Maine MORE (N.J.), Ross SpanoVincent (Ross) Ross SpanoThe Hill’s 12: 30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race House Dems release 2020 GOP ‘retirements to watch’ for House Dems unveil initial GOP targets in 2020 MORE (Fla.), Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikBipartisan group of senators seeks to increase transparency of online political ads The Hill’s Morning Report — Dem ire at Barr intensifies House votes to block Trump from exiting Paris climate accord MORE (N.Y.), Steve StiversSteven (Steve) Ernst StiversHouse bill seeks to bolster security for synagogues, mosques in wake of attacks Congress can open financial institutions to legal cannabis industry with SAFE Banking Act Democrats ask GOP to join pledge not to use ‘stolen information’ in 2020 campaigns MORE (Ohio), Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonOvernight Health Care: Lawmakers get deal to advance long-stalled drug pricing bill | House votes to condemn Trump’s anti-ObamaCare push | Eight House Republicans join with Dems | Trump officials approve Medicaid expansion in Maine The 8 Republicans who voted against Trump’s anti-ObamaCare push House condemns Trump’s latest anti-ObamaCare push MORE (Mich.) and Greg WaldenGregory (Greg) Paul WaldenHillicon Valley: Facebook co-founder calls for breaking up company | Facebook pushes back | Experts study 2020 candidates to offset ‘deepfake’ threat | FCC votes to block China Mobile | Groups, lawmakers accuse Amazon of violating children’s privacy House votes to overturn Trump ObamaCare move Top White House telecom adviser David Redl resigns MORE (Ore.).
Senate lawmakers have been attempting to finalize a disaster bill that can pass both chambers, with some expressing their frustrations to the White House and calling on the president to agree to a deal.