Other than that effort to shift unused disaster money out of the FEMA, the GOP spending bill actually was friendlier to disaster relief programs than the President's proposed budget on a number of fronts:
+ The House bill would spend $177 million on flood hazard mapping and risk analysis efforts - President Trump proposed to zero out that line item. "Accurate flood mapping data is the foundation of ensuring that communities are resilient in the face of disaster," the bill's report states.
+ The House GOP bill would spend $100 million on the "National Predisaster Mitigation Fund," which is basically an effort to get communities to do work to deal with flood
they happen; the Trump budget proposed $39 billion for that fund.
+ The DHS spending bill would fund "Federal Assistance" $3 billion in grants from FEMA that help local jurisdictions undergo training and exercises to deal with the response to natural disasters. The Trump budget proposed $2 billion.
Overall, the GOP spending plan for FEMA pushes back against President Trump's proposed cut for the agency; the House would spend $11.4 billion on FEMA, while President Trump proposed $10.5 billion.
But now, with the damage totals certain to rise from Harvey - the details of this FEMA budget seem certain to change; Congress returns to work next Tuesday, September 5.