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Casey, Colleagues to GOP Leadership: Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Need Congressional Help Now
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), along with a group of Senate colleagues, wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to request that Congress swiftly take up legislation that provides the necessary help to the U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
Citing the growing extent of the devastation in their letter, the Senators requested Congress immediately take up a supplemental appropriations bill to ensure a sufficient increase in FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) and funding for Community Development Block Grants for disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) along with other disaster relief accounts to respond to this catastrophe.
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