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Tags: US | Trump | Disaster Aid

Trump Opposes Further Disaster Aid for Battered Puerto Rico

Trump Opposes Further Disaster Aid for Battered Puerto Rico

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 06:17 PM

President Donald Trump is taking a hard line against further disaster aid for hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, telling GOP allies that the U.S. island territory has gotten too much rebuilding money compared with Southern states.

Trump's opposition to additional Puerto Rico funding sets up a showdown with House Democrats, who insist that a $13 billion to $14 billion disaster aid package that's a top priority for southern Republicans won't advance without Puerto Rico aid.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Trump told Republicans at a luncheon Tuesday that aid for Puerto Rico "is way out of proportion to what Texas and Florida and others have gotten."

The disaster aid package cleared a procedural hurdle by a 90-10 vote and is expected to pass the Senate, setting up talks with the Democratic-controlled House.

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President Donald Trump is taking a hard line against further disaster aid for hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, telling GOP allies that the U.S. island territory has gotten too much rebuilding money compared with Southern states.Trump's opposition to additional Puerto Rico...
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2019-17-26
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