May 23, 2019 / 6:11 PM / 5 months ago

U.S. lawmakers reach $19 billion deal on disaster aid -senators

WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill that has President Donald Trump’s support, senators from both parties said on Thursday.

Republican Senator Richard Shelby said there could be a vote on the legislation as early as Thursday. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer confirmed Democrats backed the legislation. (Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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