Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy blocked a disaster aid bill in the House by objecting to a unanimous consent vote Friday, delaying $19.1 million dollars of aid.
“I’m here today primarily because if I do not object, Congress will have passed into law a bill that spends $19 billion of taxpayer money without members of Congress being present in our nation’s capital to vote on it,” Roy, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said on the floor. “Secondly, it’s a bill that includes nothing to address the clear national emergency and humanitarian crisis we have at our southern border.”
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Roy blocked the unanimous consent vote for three reasons. “Congress would have passed into law a bill that spends a significant amount of tax payer money without members of Congress even being present in our nation’s capital to vote on it,” he said in a statement....