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Trump signs USD 36.5 billion emergency aid bill for disasters

By PTI
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Washington, October 27: To refill disaster accounts, provide a cash infusion to Puerto Rico and bail out the federal flood insurance program, President Donald Trump has signed a USD 36.5 billion emergency aid measure on Thursday.

President Donald Trump. PTI file photo

The president signed the bill after the Senate sent him the measure earlier this week to help Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico after a devastating string of hurricanes.

The money will also help Western states dealing with massive wildfires.

To date, Congress has approved more than USD 50 billion in disaster aid this fall, but more money will be needed.

The states and Puerto Rico continue to assess the damage from an onslaught of damaging storms.

PTI

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