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This GOP congressman just blocked a critical $19 billion disaster relief bill that was already 5 months overdue

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A single Republican U.S. Congressman has just blocked a critical $19.1 billion disaster relief funding bill that would help Americans whose lives were devastated by hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), who made headlines just last week when he broke into rage over consumers complaining the pharmaceutical giants are gouging them and they cannot afford their prescriptions, blocked the disaster relief bill which lawmakers wanted to fast track after a five-month delay, as Politico reports.

Even President Donald Trump excitedly endorsed the bill that the Senate had already passed.

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Rep. Roy, according to Buzzfeed’s Paul McLeod, decided to stall the legislation because it does not include billions of dollars he wanted for border security, and also because Congress has yet to figure out how to pay for the $19.1 billion that Americans desperately need.

During last week’s House hearing on drug company price gouging, Rep. Roy cried, “I mean, it is just offensive,” as he pounded his fists on the desk. “I mean, I just cannot possibly understand, listening, lecturing companies about making money!”

The bill will now have to wait until some time in June to be brought before the full House where it will pass, and Americans in need of relief will have had to wait at least six months to get help.

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Meghan McCain mystifies co-hosts by defending Trump with a bizarre Ebola rant: ‘It’s my No. 1 fear in life’

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Meghan McCain briefly derailed a conversation on "The View" about President Donald Trump humiliating his chief of staff during a TV interview.

The president ordered White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney out of the Oval Office after he coughed as Trump was speaking to ABC News, and McCain said she couldn't blame him.

"My No. 1 fear in life, in general, above all things, is getting the Ebola virus, above all else," McCain said. "It's my biggest fear in the entire world."

Her comment seemed to amuse co-host Joy Behar, who cracked a grin.

"Ebola virus?" Behar said. "Do they have that here?"

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Here are 4 ways unrestrained crony capitalism is making Americans’ lives miserable

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Although Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, both running for president in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, have similar economic views, they part company when it comes to the use of the words “socialism” and “capitalism.” Sanders describes himself as a “democratic socialist,” while Warren has declared, “I’m a capitalist to my bones.” But truth be told, Sanders and Warren are both disciples of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society — and both of them are campaigning on the fact that unrestrained crony capitalism has been a source of misery for the American working class.

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Rep. Ted Lieu asks special counsel to bring the hammer down on Jared Kushner for Hatch Act violations

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) have asked the Office of Special Counsel to open an investigation into Jared Kushner for alleged violations of the Hatch Act.

According to the congressmen, Kushner violated the law by "engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities."

Reports have suggested that Kushner has used his official role in the White House to aid President Donald Trump's reelection effort.

Last week the Office of Special Counsel took the unprecedented step of recommending Kellyanne Conway's removal from service for violations of the Hatch Act.

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