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U.S. House approves disaster funds as Trump criticizes Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new package of U.S. disaster assistance sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump expressing impatience with having to devote federal resources for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico’s recovery. The Republican-controlled House voted 353-69 to approve $36.5 billion in emergency relief for Puerto Rico …

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White House 'committed' to Puerto Rico relief after Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Thursday that it was “committed” to disaster relief in Puerto Rico after President Donald Trump said government response teams could not stay in the U.S. territory “forever.” Trump’s comments, in several Twitter posts on Thursday morning, came hours before the House of …

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As US House weighs $36.5 billion disaster relief, Trump slams Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed back against federal aid for Puerto Rico as the House of Representatives prepared to weigh $36.5 billion in emergency relief for the U.S. territory and other hurricane-hit areas as well as fire-ravaged California. Lawmakers are expected to approve the bipartisan measure …

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