“There’s no time to waste,” said Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), as he joined nine Republican Senators in Florida, Georgia, Texas, and the Carolinas in sending a letter Friday night asking for the Administration to release already money approved by Congress in 2017 and 2018.
Texas is in line to get $4.3 billion in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Puerto Rico is set to receive $8.2 billion. North Carolina is waiting for $1.1 billion. Florida would get $550 million in disaster mitigation money.
Lawmakers were recently assured by HUD Secretary Ben Carson that the money would be released on May 1.
But it didn’t happen - as lawmakers pointed the finger at the White House, and the Office of Management and Budget for the delay."
To be fair, why would some spoiled rich dude whose dad constantly bailed him out care about Americans in need.
Surely they’re not holding things up because it includes PR, right?