The party of hate is at it again. They literally refused to pass a bill that would provide extremely vital funds to help the people in the Midwest and California, (believe it or not) and the reason is ridiculous as usual.
The dems are bitching about the mere $610 million allotted for Puerto Rico saying that was not enough, Bloomberg reported.
Puerto Rico’s officials are totally incompetent as well as totally corrupt.
Senate Democrats blocked a $13.5 billion Republican disaster aid bill, contending it lacks enough aid for Puerto Rico, leaving the Senate without an immediate path forward to provide relief for areas hit by recent Midwest floods, Hurricanes Florence and Michael, and California wildfires.
The aid package, amended last week by Republican Richard Shelby of Alabama, would give Puerto Rico $600 million in nutrition assistance, but it doesn’t contain the same funds the House authorized to bolster flood protection and repair the electrical grid. The Senate failed to advance its version of the bill Monday on a 44-49 vote.
Senators then voted on the House version, which was blocked by Republicans on a 46-48 vote.
Second-ranking Senate Republican John Thune said he expects Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer “will sit down and try to figure out a path forward.”
Republicans say the aid package should be confined to 2018 and 2019 disasters while leaving recovery for Hurricane Maria that hit Puerto Rico in 2017 to be sorted out another time. Given President Donald Trump’s opposition to any more aid for the island, Republicans say the $600 million for nutrition already represents a compromise.
McConnell said the House version would be vetoed by the president, so Senate Democrats should accept the Republican offer. He accused Democrats of holding up relief for other disasters, including Midwestern states hit by floods last month.
“Chairman Shelby’s amendment is the only game in town,” McConnell said on the Senate floor ahead of the vote. “This is no time for my colleagues across the aisle to prioritize a political fight with the president ahead of the urgent needs of communities across America.”
Neeedless to say that President Trump is FURIOUS at these liberal scumbags.
In a series of tweets Trump wrote:
“Democrats should stop fighting Sen. David Perdue’s disaster relief bill. They are blocking funding and relief for our great farmers and rural America!” he said.
Democrats should stop fighting Sen. David Perdue’s disaster relief bill. They are blocking funding and relief for our great farmers and rural America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2019
“The Democrats today killed a Bill that would have provided great relief to Farmers and yet more money to Puerto Rico despite the fact that Puerto Rico has already been scheduled to receive more hurricane relief funding than any “place” in history,” he said.
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