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Disaster aid stalls in Senate amid fight over Puerto Rico

World / Politics Apr 3, 2019

Disaster aid stalls in Senate amid fight over Puerto Rico

Senate Democrats blocked a Republican disaster aid bill, saying more money is needed to help hurricane-torn Puerto Rico. But President Donald Trump opposes additional funding and says the U.S. territory is getting more disaster money than some states. The move tossed long-sought relief for victims ...

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

World Jul 22, 2018

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico's power grid

Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has gone unspent, according to contractors and U.S. officials who ...