Senate Republicans on Monday criticized Democratic Party blockers for a disaster relief bill aimed at helping the Midwestern regions affected by floods, as they suggesting that he has not reached enough to help Puerto Rico
The bill, originally sponsored by Senator David Paddy, R-Ga., has proposed $ 1
3.5 billion to support areas recently affected by natural disasters. Voices of 44 to 49 people have not reached the majority and have not reached the 60 votes needed to overcome the democratic revolt.
The Democrats want to add another $ 700 million more to unlock further disaster relief for Puerto Rico and several countries
The Democrats want to add another $ 700 million more to unlock further disaster relief for Puerto Rico and several countries , including aid for the recovery of severely damaged water systems. Democrats are also trying to force Trump's administration to release billions of dollars in the rebuilding of already approved funds.
The Republicans accused the Democrats of playing political guerrillas. , Congress has repeatedly played a policy with much needed help at the expense of local communities in Florida, Puerto Rico and around the nation struggling to recover, "wrote Senator Marko Rubio, R-Fla.
Sen. Chuck Grasley, R-Iowa, said the proposed funding "would not let anyone get out of Iowa to Puerto Rico." He accused Democrats of being hypocritical of having condemned the political games in Washington during the Iowa campaign, but to return to the Capitol only to play political games themselves.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Accused democrats of holding aids and arguing that another package of aid measures passed earlier this year would be vetoed by the President.
"It is not time for my colleagues on the other side of the path to give priority to a political struggle with the president before the urgent needs of the communities in America," McConnell said before the vote Monday. time for my colleagues on the path to give priority to a political struggle with the president before the urgent needs of communities all over America. "
FILE: Aerial view of the airborne offensive of Off and neighboring areas in Nebraska affected by floods.
Rachelle Blake / US Air Force through AP]
TRUMP MOVES HELP TO CENTRAL AMERICA AGAINST CARAVAN AND REFUGEE CAMP
President Trump, who openly criticizes the Puerto Rico government, has has denied the Democratic Party's demands for more US assistance that was hurt by hurricanes in 2017
Trump fired from tweets on Monday criticizing the Puerto Rico government for incompetence and corruption.
"People in Puerto Rico are GREAT, but politicians are incompetent or corrupt. Puerto Rico has received far more money from Texas and Florida, but their government can not do anything right, the place is messy – nothing works. while only $ 29 billion went to Texas and $ 12 billion to Florida for the hurricane. "(Puerto Rico) has to spend the money wisely," Trump said. "They do not know how to spend the money and do not spend it wisely."
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The way forward is not clear, but the leading option is for the Senate to adopt a much more closely drafted bill just to turn the matter into a Senate committee meeting. Democrats in Parliament insist that talks should lead to a final measure with the help of Puerto Rico. Chad Pergram and the Associated Press contributed to this report.