US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

25 Jun 2019

Despite new law, Trump administration has not given Puerto Rico emergency food stamp aid

The Trump administration has not yet given Puerto Rico $600 million in food stamp aid more than two weeks after the president signed the emergency funding into law, according to federal and territory officials
The Trump administration has not yet given Puerto Rico $600 million in food stamp aid more than two weeks after the...
27 Mar 2019

‘Vindictive Behavior’: Trump Complains Puerto Rico Getting ‘Too Much’ Disaster Aid as Over a Million Face Food Crisis

With over a million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico facing devastating food stamp cuts as Congress fails to provide necessary hurricane relief funding, President Donald Trump reportedly complained to Republican senators on Tuesday that the island is receiving "too much" aid—a position that was decried as both false and cruel.
With over a million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico facing devastating food stamp cuts as Congress fails to provide...

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11 Oct 2018

Post-Maria, Many Puerto Ricans Struggle to Access Adequate ID to Vote

Coralis Camacho Garcia left Puerto Rico almost a year after Hurricane Maria. In July, she moved to Kissimmee, Florida, to find better healthcare for her children. Voting in the midterm elections wasn’t on the top of her mind — nor did she realize the effort it could take to cast a ballot. Camacho Garcia is one of tens of thousands of people to leave the island for Florida. Many of them have faced a bureaucratic nightmare as they attempt to exercise their right to vote.
Coralis Camacho Garcia left Puerto Rico almost a year after Hurricane Maria. In July, she moved to Kissimmee, Florida,...

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29 Aug 2018

Puerto Rico increases Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975

The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate of 64 Governor Ricardo Rossello "accepted" the findings in a long-awaited independent investigation. Puerto Rico has struggled to repair its infrastructure and power grid since the storm, and is asking US Congress for $139bn (£108bn) in recovery funds.
The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate of 64 Governor Ricardo Rossello "accepted" the findings...

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31 May 2018

Trump and Hurricane Maria: the true death toll in Puerto Rico

A highly credible new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that the ultimate fallout from Hurricane Maria was 4,600 “excess deaths” — more than twice the mortality of Hurricane Katrina and the deadliest natural disaster on US soil in more than a century. Suspicion will, of course, linger for years that there’s a connection between Trump’s habit of weaponizing anti-Latino hysteria as the centerpiece of his politics and the unfolding of an essentially unprecedented human tragedy in a Spanish-speaking US territory. The possibility that Trump and his team simply have no idea what they’re doing should not, however, be dismissed out of hand.
A highly credible new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that the ultimate fallout from Hurricane...
20 Jan 2018

Trump Administration Tells Puerto Rico It’s Too Rich for Aid Money

Means testing has now come to disaster aid — and it only applies to Puerto Rico. When Congress passed a $36.5 billion disaster relief bill to bolster rebuilding efforts in several wildfire and hurricane-damaged areas in October, it shortchanged Puerto Rico,  giving it a $4.9 billion loan instead  of the grant that other areas received. Now, it appears the debt- and hurricane-ravaged island won’t even get that money.
Means testing has now come to disaster aid — and it only applies to Puerto Rico. When Congress passed a...
13 Oct 2017

Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery effort

President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of  Hurricane Maria. Declaring the U.S. territory's electrical grid  and infrastructure to have been a “disaster before hurricanes,” Trump wrote Thursday that it will be up to Congress how much federal money to appropriate to the island for its recovery efforts and that recovery workers will not stay “forever.”
President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico,...

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30 Sep 2017

Rachel Maddow Says Trump Did A Fundraiser On NFL Controversy While Puerto Rico Drowned

Rachel Maddow joined Jimmy Fallon Thursday night on his show  and she said that Donald Trump’s NFL tweeting madness was done to make money — despite the humanitarian crisis brewing in Puerto Rico.
Rachel Maddow joined Jimmy Fallon Thursday night on his show  and she said that Donald Trump’s NFL tweeting...

Democrats confident they can block Trump’s agenda after spending-bill win

Democrats think they have set the stage to block President Trump’s legislative priorities for years to come by winning major concessions in a spending bill to keep the government open. In addition to the $5 billion in domestic spending, the bipartisan agreement released early Monday morning is packed with Democratic priorities, such as protection for funding for Planned Parenthood, a permanent extension of health care for coal miners and money to help Puerto Rico make up a projected shortfall in Medicaid.
Democrats think they have set the stage to block President Trump’s legislative priorities for years to come by winning...

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