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December 7, 2019

Remember this is part of the US, but it is not a white part

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Economics, Family, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 12:19

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is withholding an additional $8 billion in unmet needs disaster relief from Puerto Rico—two times the amount the department is already illegally delaying—and Congress wants answers.

As a result, Democrats are contemplating whether Congress may need to explore more “drastic moves” to force HUD to release one portion of the money and to provide answers for the other. Lawmakers are considering suing the agency or—the more likely scenario—using the appropriations process to defund a portion of the federal agency.

HUD has illegally withheld—which the department has acknowledged—roughly $10 billion in mitigation funds from Puerto Rico for 3 months, money that is meant to beef up its infrastructure in anticipation of future devastating storms.

Thursday marked more than three months since HUD was supposed to begin the process of allowing Puerto Rico to apply for one of the withheld aid batches—about $10 billion—and 22 months since the funds were signed into law.

 

 

2 Comments »

  1. 😡🤬😤 … also 😥

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Nan — December 7, 2019 @ 13:09

    • Hello Nan. Yes this angered me also. You know tRump has ordered no money go to Porto Rico at all. He simply doesn’t see them as part of the white US. If he could he would simply declare they are not part of the US anymore and forget them. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — December 7, 2019 @ 13:13


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