Funding to help Haiti recover and rebuild from the Jan. 12 earthquake moved through the Senate but slowed down in the House. The Senate on May 27 passed a spending bill with $2.8 billion for Haiti, including $438 million for infrastructure. House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) included $2.8 billion for Haiti in a draft spending bill, but he postponed a committee vote until after the Memorial Day recess.
Haiti: Senate Clears $2.8 Billion in Aid For Post-Quake Work
June 2, 2010