September 6, 2017 / 7:33 PM / 10 months ago

Florida senators seek funding for Hurricane Irma in Harvey bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson of Florida asked Senate leaders to include additional funding for Hurricane Irma in a $7.85 billion disaster aid package for Hurricane Harvey passed by the House of Representatives earlier on Wednesday.

Rubio, a Republican, and Nelson, a Democrat, said in a statement they made the request to cover costs expected to be incurred by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane, approaches Florida.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Eric Beech

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