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Author: Nevin Brown

US Territories’ April 1-7, 2019 news week in tweets

Democratic Representatives grill HUD over Puerto Rico funds .@RepMaxineWaters and these congresswomen are not letting the Trump administration get away with quietly cutting off funds to Puerto Rico — NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 6, 2019 Representatives Maxine Waters (D) of California, Sylvia Garcia (D) of Texas, and Nydia Velazquez (D) of New York grilled Jeremy Kirkland of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development over the appropriations of $20 billion in disaster relief funds designated for Puerto Rico. HUD has been slow to present information and details over the appropriation of these funds and has not answered...

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US Territories’ March 25-31, 2019 news week in tweets

Delays in Congress’s funding for food stamps have massive ramifications for Puerto Ricans Puerto Rico faces food stamps crisis as Trump privately vents about federal aid to Hurricane Maria-battered island — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 25, 2019 The lack of funding for food stamps has caused the many Puerto Ricans, who depended on them, to cut back on food. The Casa Ismael, a non-profit that helps HIV positive men in Puerto Rico, has had to cut back services because it relies on its patients food stamp money for funding. Trump Complains to republican Senators that Puerto Rico...

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