August 28, 2017 / 5:32 PM / 2 months ago

Lawmakers should OK relief for Harvey victims: Nancy Pelosi

FILE PHOTO: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at a weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives’ Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Monday that Republicans and Democrats should join together to pass timely relief for victims of Tropical Storm Harvey, which has been hitting Texas with historic flooding.

“Republicans must be ready to join Democrats in passing a timely relief bill that makes all necessary resources available through emergency spending,” Pelosi said in a statement. She also said that because the National Flood Insurance Program is expiring at the end of September, lawmakers must move quickly to ensure that affordable flood insurance continues to be available.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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