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GOP lawmaker Chip Roy of Texas blocked a $19 billion relief bill for hurricane, floods, and fires

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Freshman Congressman Block Disaster Relief Bill Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) objected to a unanimous consent request for the House to approve a Senate-passed $19.1 Disaster Relief Bill without a roll call vote.
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Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) made headlines when he broke into rage over consumers complaining the pharmaceutical giants are gouging them and they cannot afford their prescriptions, blocked disaster relief bill which lawmakers fast tracked after five-month delay. Roy is stalling the bill  because it does not include billions he wanted for border security, and 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,” pounding his fists on the desk. “I just cannot possibly understand, listening, lecturing companies about making money!” The bill will wait until June to be brought before the full House where it will pass; Americans in need of relief will have had to wait at least six months to get help.

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