More Maria Relief Needed For Puerto Rico

posted by Terrence B -

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is urging President Trump to waive a requirement that would force Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to pay for some of the recovery costs from hurricanes Irma and Maria. States and territories are required to pay 25% of the cost for receiving federal assistance. In a letter to the President, Warren and several other senators say they're very concerned the islands will find it extremely difficult to cover their share of the costs.  Congressman Darren Soto is asking the federal government for more money for Puerto Rico.  The Central Florida Democrat's letter sent to the White House and the DHS was co-signed by Central Florida Democrat, Stephanie Murphy, and 3 Republican members of Congress from South Florida: Carlos Curbelo, Mario Díaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Yesterday, President Trump tweeted that the storm hit Puerto Rico during a moment in which the U.S. territory was already struggling from a broken infrastructure and massive debt.  

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