So Senate Republicans have managed to leave disaster-stricken citizens in California, Iowa and Georgia without federal relief because the president doesn't want to help Puerto Ricans any further. Her anger at Trump at least stayed at the level of personal insults, unlike the island's Governor Ricardo Rosselló who warned the White House, just last week, that he would "punch the bully in the mouth" for failing to prioritize relief efforts.
But the president is wrong that this is the most ever spent on a hurricane.
Senate Democrats blocked a Republican disaster aid bill, saying more money is needed to help hurricane-torn Puerto Rico.
Trump has used this $91 billion figure before. I don't know if that is the root of his vindictive behavior towards Puerto Rico", Cruz responded, "but he's also insensitive and he's also prone to classic Donald Trump temper tantrums.
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Trump claimed additional funding would come at the expense of US farmers and states, and attacked the island's political leaders, alleging they "only take from USA". "We have $29 billion to Texas and $12 billion to Florida for the hurricanes".
Richard Shelby amended the text to give Puerto Rico $610 million in nutrition assistance, however, Democrats argue Puerto Rico needs additional funds to bolster flood protection and fix the electrical grid, reported Bloomberg. But in the same interview Gidley had referred to Puerto Rico as "that country". "I'd like us to work together like we did past year, but right now it seems like there are some impediments". David Perdue's disaster relief bill.
Senators came to the table Monday with a plan that would add $90 million in school funding each year for the next four years.
The appropriated funds are harder to track, Ellis said. Nor is the amount provided greater than for any other hurricane that has struck the U.S.
A handful of hotels remain closed since the Category 4 storm hit in September 2017 and caused more than an estimated $100 billion in damage, but resorts including the Ritz and the Caribe Hilton are slated to open in upcoming months.
In the country's only divided state Legislature, members of the fake committee said they thought it was important to keep conversations about the bills going, even if GOP lawmakers aren't willing to facilitate those discussions.
"The president says Puerto Ricans are taking from the USA".