disaster relief

No verdict in controversial border aid case

A federal judge Tuesday declared a mistrial in the closely watched case of a humanitarian aid worker charged with three felonies for helping a pair of undocumented migrants who authorities said entered the United States illegally.

Trial begins for No More Deaths volunteer who aided migrants

For many in the overflow crowd attending the first two days of the federal trial of Scott Warren last week, the stakes were clear: Under the Trump administration, where does humanitarian aid to the thousands of migrants traversing the Arizona desert cross the line into a crime?

Disaster aid bill blocked in House again after GOP objection

For the third time in the span of less than a week, a House Republican lawmaker on Thursday blocked the passage of a multibillion-dollar disaster relief bill, essentially guaranteeing the bill won't pass until the full House is back from recess on Monday.

House Republicans again block passage of disaster aid bill

For the second time in a week, a House Republican has blocked the passage of a more than $19 billion disaster relief bill, further delaying the approval of funds that cleared the Senate last week with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Disaster relief bill stuck in House after GOP lawmaker's objection

A disaster relief bill was prevented from advancing in the US House of Representatives on Friday after Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas objected to passing the bill, meaning the more than $19 billion in aid may not go to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature before June.

Trump blow up leaves lawmakers worried about disaster aid, budget talks

President Donald Trump's angry threats Wednesday to not work with congressional Democrats until they stopped investigating him came at a sensitive time for talks over several important issues that bipartisan negotiators on Capitol Hill and the White House had hoped to wrap up before Congress leaves as early as Thursday for the Memorial Day recess.

House passes disaster aid bill but the fight isn't over

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Friday passed a multibillion-dollar disaster relief bill -- but negotiations over an aid package that could get President Donald Trump's signature remain stalled amid a dispute over how much assistance to provide to hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico.

Trump knocks Democrats while visiting disaster-affected Florida

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed Democrats for why he wasn't able to herald millions of dollars in new disaster relief funding during his rally in the Florida Panhandle, as he returned to the region nearly seven months after he first toured the damage wrought by a Category 5 hurricane.

Lawmakers still have not reached deal on disaster relief

Key lawmakers expressed optimism Monday that an agreement on disaster relief may be reached soon, but for now there is still no final deal as millions of Americans affected by hurricanes, floods and wildfires continue to face the consequences of recent natural disasters.

7 killed as Tropical Cyclone Fani hits India

The strongest tropical cyclone to hit India in 20 years made landfall Friday, killing seven people and lashing the country's east coast with ferocious winds and torrential downpours.

Puerto Rico governor sends warning to Trump

Tensions are escalating between President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico's governor over disaster relief efforts that have been slow in coming for the still-battered island after Hurricane Maria.

Trump again swipes at Puerto Rico at lunch with Republicans

President Donald Trump, in a closed door meeting Tuesday with Senate Republicans, again took a swipe at Puerto Rico's fiscal management and the size of its disaster relief in the wake of damaging storms last week -- and he brought a visual aid to try and back up his point, according to senators in the room.

Here's how you can help Venezuelans in need

Millions of Venezuelans are suffering from food shortages, a lack of basic supplies and deteriorating medical care because of deep political uncertainty and spiraling economic worries.

Fact-checking Trump's border speech and DACA offer

President Donald Trump laid out a broad immigration deal in an address from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday that would fund his signature border wall in exchange for temporary protections for more than one million immigrants.