For the second time in the past week, a massive disaster relief package that has backing from both parties has been blocked by a single Republican lawmaker.
Politico reports that Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) on Tuesday objected during a voice vote to passing $19 billion in aide for areas of the United States that have been hammered by hurricanes, wildfires and flooding.
Massie said he wanted to wait until the full House was back in session before holding a final vote on the bill, which likely means that President Donald Trump will not sign it until next month.
The latest delay of the emergency funding bill comes just days after Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) similarly blocked the bill's passage while arguing that it should contain funding for Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Senate last week passed the disaster relief package by a vote of 85 to 8.
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