A new bill aims to provide federal disaster relief to flood victims, as well as help homeowners.
The Senate approved the legislation by a vote of 46-40.
The House of Representatives approved the bill by a similar margin on Wednesday.
The bill would provide disaster relief, along with grants to homeowners to pay flood damage and repairs, and money to help families recover from losses.
President Donald Trump signed the bill on Wednesday evening, and said in a tweet that “the Senate voted to approve this emergency relief package, which will now be sent to my desk for my signature.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the bill would help the “most vulnerable Americans.”
“President Trump and I will not let this happen again, and we will continue to fight to protect the most vulnerable Americans,” she said in the statement.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D.C., said it was an “excellent bill.”
“The bill is a first step in providing relief to thousands of people who have been forced to leave their homes due to flooding,” he said in an email.
“We must work to ensure that this legislation reaches its final passage in the Senate before the House passes it.”
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif, told reporters in a statement that the legislation was “designed to provide relief to those affected by the massive floods.”
“While we are disappointed that the House failed to take action on the Senate’s legislation, we will work to make sure it reaches the president’s desk and the president is able to sign it,” he added.