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A senior Senate Democratic aide said Thursday evening the House bill was “dead on arrival” in the Senate.

Meanwhile, time is running short for disaster victims, as FEMA has said its main disaster aid account could run out as early as early next week.

“We have stretched this as far as it can go,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Associated Press Thursday as she flew to Joplin, Mo., to view tornado damage. “We are scraping the bottom of the barrel.”