Trump Lifts Hold on Disaster Money
(UnitedVoice.com) – The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced recently that the Trump administration is ending its hold on disaster aid funding for Puerto Rico.
After the island suffered devastating damage from Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017, Congress authorized $20 billion in aid to help with recovery, but only $1.5 billion has been disbursed.
Before giving final approval on the rest of the funds, the Trump administration wanted to make sure that the money was being handled legally and responsibly.
Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2019
Now that a team has been set up to monitor the funding, things will start to move forward.
Even though he received a lot of anger from the Dems over blocking the funding, recent events show that Trump was correct to make sure precautions were put into place.
Over the weekend, the governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazquez Garced, fired emergency director Carlos Acevedo after a warehouse full of unused emergency supplies was discovered. The supplies, which have been there since 2017, were discovered after a video went viral on Facebook and Twitter.
Puerto Rico's governor fires the heads of the island's housing and family departments over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria. An emergency management official was fired earlier. https://t.co/nbkwQG5ftM
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 19, 2020
Garced has since ordered Secretary of State Elmer Roman to conduct an investigation “into the mishandling of emergency aid.”
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