Republicans press Obama to back FEMA funding bill as storm nears
The budget showdown is about to collide with a major weather event.
The House voted Friday to fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as Republicans cast the bill as an emergency measure to help Americans threatened by the approaching tropical storm.
"This is about people's lives, people's businesses," Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, said.
The bill was one of several House Republicans have pushed in recent days to fund chunks of the government amid the partial government shutdown.