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The disaster package is nearly double the $44 billion amount the White House sought last month. It falls short of the $94 billion Puerto Rico and $61 billion Texas have sought, though it appears to enjoy broad support from the Texas and Florida Republican delegations. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – House Republican leaders will add $81 billion in hurricane and wildfire recovery aid to a temporary spending bill needed to keep the government open after Friday, as lawmakers in the Senate cobble together their own package to avert a partial federal shutdown.


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