Senators Say Trump Admin Hasn’t Released Hurricane Aid to Puerto Rico

HeadlineJan 04, 2018
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And Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have wrapped up a two-day trip to Puerto Rico, warning the island remains in “deplorable” shape more than 100 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall. Senator Murphy noted Congress approved a $36.5 billion disaster relief package for hurricane-devastated states and Puerto Rico, but said much of the needed funds—including Community Development Block Grants—have not yet reached the island.

Sen. Chris Murphy: “The White House is nickeling and diming the Puerto Rican government, making them go through all sorts of bureaucracy and red tape that is unnecessary. And the result is that the economy is still hemorrhaging.”

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