>> With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, the House of Representatives on Friday easily approving $15 billion in hurricane relief, while also raising the debt ceiling and funding the government through mid-Decemeber.>> The motion is adopted.>> The bill's passage a rare victory for President Donald Trump but a controversial one, after he struck a deal with Democrats in Congress rather than with his own party, leaving many Republicans feeling blindsided and betrayed.
The measure clearing the House by a vote of 316 to 90, after the Senate passed its version on Thursday, sending it to Trump's desk and avoiding a messy fight over the national debt and the budget. The rare show of speed on Capitol Hill coming as Irma threatened to wreak even more damage than Hurricane Harvey's assault on Texas two weeks ago.
But, Trump's alignment with Democrats on the bill putting more strain on his already frayed ties with his own party.>> We've got a number of very principled people who realize we're bankrupting our country.>> Reporter Ginger Gibson says it may be Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, rather than Trump, who bears the brunt of the fallout.
>> Ryan has gotten on board with this agreement that was struck at the White House. We've seen a number of conservatives in the house saying that Paul Ryan should lose his job over this, even though it was Donald Trump that struck the deal.>> The Washington Post reporting conservative members of Congress have met with Ryan to express their frustration with his leadership and his handling of the Republican agenda.