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Infighting stalls disaster aid for Puerto Rico, Southeast

Apr. 11, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after hurricanes devastated the Southeast, Washington infighting has shelved a widely backed disaster aid package that President Donald Trump's allies in Florida and Georgia are desperately seeking. Trump's opposition to aid to Puerto Rico — slammed by back-to-back...

Disaster aid stalls in Senate amid fight over Puerto Rico

Apr. 2, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats blocked a Republican disaster aid bill, saying more money is needed to help hurricane-torn Puerto Rico. But President Donald Trump opposes additional funding and says the U.S. territory is getting more disaster money than some states. The move tossed long-sought relief...

Disaster aid bill facing a tricky path as it heads to Senate

Mar. 24, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle over funding for Puerto Rico is complicating the path forward for a long-delayed disaster aid bill that's a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump's Republican allies as it heads to the Senate floor this week. At stake is $13.5 billion emergency relief...

House OKs Democrats' bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

Feb. 27, 2019 8:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump's bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his 2016...