Goodlatte opposes Puerto Rico relief bill

Congressman Goodlatte Thursday was among a minority of Republicans who voted against a package of emergency relief for Puerto Rico and other parts of the US struck by natural disasters.

The Republican-controlled House voted 353-69 to approve $36.5 billion in emergency relief for Puerto Rico and other areas hit by recent disasters. Senate approval is expected in coming weeks.

[President] Trump and his aides on Thursday suggested that there would be a limit to how much help Puerto Rico could expect from Washington to solve some of its longer-term problems, although Trump is expected to sign the latest emergency package.

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Besides helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, the House-passed bill would also provide funds for the storm-struck areas of Florida, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and fire-ravaged California.

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Much of Puerto Rico remains without electricity or running water three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall.

Goodlatte’s hard-hearted attitude toward the suffering people of Puerto Rico might be seen as a sign of his professed devotion to fiscal and budgetary restraint– were it not for his votes for irresponsible spending during the George W. Bush administration and hisĀ  support for Trump’s $25 billion border wall boondoggle.

3 thoughts on “Goodlatte opposes Puerto Rico relief bill

  1. Send the border wall budget-wait! Mexico was paying for the wall-to Puerto Rico, rebuild infrastructure, put Americans to work and save lives. The administration is under reporting deaths already. More despicable behavior

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  2. the lives of the people of Puerto Rico are far more important than a border wall. Shame on Goodlatte for his lack of caring for suffering American citizens

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  3. David Jolly (R Florida) just said on MSNBC that Democrats must take over the House in 2018 to protect the world from Trump.

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