Posts Tagged: Chuck Schumer

Puerto Rico after the Earthquakes

Puerto Rico has suffered a series of earthquakes since December 28, 2019, and the tremors continue. One of the results was widespread power outages affecting nearly one million people. Hundreds of thousands are reported to be without running water. 40 quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or more were recorded; the largest measured 6.4 on… Read more »

Charles Schumer Speaks on Puerto Rico Disaster Aid

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on May 14th, on the subject of Puerto Rico and the disaster relief bill currently under discussion in the Senate. “A lot of Americans are still waiting for the Senate to put politics aside and help them piece their lives back… Read more »

Disaster Funding Stalemate

The House passed a disaster funding bill in January. This bill provided $14.17 billion for emergency spending on nutrition assistance, repairs, and other actions to help people in Puerto Rico and other States and territories recover from natural disasters. House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) said. “This legislation is a critical first step… Read more »