Robert Aderholt

Disaster Relief / U.S. House of Representatives
11:03 am
Tue May 24, 2011

U.S. House GOP to advance $1B disaster aid package

The United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
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Republicans controlling the House are preparing a $1 billion aid package to make sure federal disaster relief accounts don't run out.

Rep. Robert Aderholt said the move would ensure that there's enough money for victims of the devastating tornado that leveled Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, as well as those suffering from flooding in the Mississippi Basin and from tornadoes that swept across Alabama last month.

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