Almost $4.4 billion of the money being held back would go to Texas, and the delay has left Republican officials from the state puzzled at best.
"It's critical we get this money out of Washington and into the hands of those who need it," Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said on the floor of the Senate.
Ironically, money headed for the Lone Star State was delayed even more last Friday, when Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) objected to the effort to push the compromise disaster plan through the House without a formal roll call vote - with Roy saying the full House should return from a break for Memorial Day to vote on the measure.
The bill had been easily approved a day earlier in the Senate, on a vote of 85-8.
Roy's move further frustrated lawmakers in his own state who can't get a square answer out of the Trump Administration as to why over $4 billion in already approved aid is still not being paid out.
"Blocking this bill is nothing more than partisan gamesmanship," said Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX).
Democrats will try again to ask 'unanimous consent' to approve the disaster bill on Tuesday, but an objection is expected from the GOP side.
The same thing may be repeated on Friday.
If the bill is not passed this week, then the full House would vote on it at some point after lawmakers return to work the week of June 3.
That would mean the money - meant to help communities prepare for things like hurricanes - would not become available until around Labor Day, which is usually the height of the hurricane season.