Flood aid bill fails in U.S. House

Nebraska’s three Republican Congressmen voted for a bill that would have provided federal aid to Nebraskans hit by this year’s Missouri River flooding, but the bill wound up being defeated.
The bill not only provided federal aide for a wide range of disasters, it was designed to provide enough money to keep the government operating past September 30th.
The new federal fiscal year begins October 1st, but the two parties in congress haven’t agreed on a spending plan yet.
However, in a surprise to House Republican leaders, the bill failed to pass last night. Too many conservative Republicans objected to the measure, saying it didn’t make deep enough cuts.
Democrats objected to the part of the bill that made cuts in a program that boosts the manufacture of electric vehicles and said it didn’t provide enough money for disaster relief.