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  U.S. Senate Senator Schumer On Disaster relief funds  CSPAN  March 28, 2019 12:30am-12:33am EDT

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so swiftly and thoroughly on behalf of our communities in need.ha . . . .
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still struggling to recover. these are american citizens let's not forget that. yet it's been publicly reported the president has told staff to find ways to limit federal dollars from going to puerto rico and it was reported that yesterday's lunch with republicans the president complained that they've been getting too much aid. he said he doesn't want another dollar going to the island. we don't pick and choose because they may not vote for us or vote at all or because we don't like the officials. these are people who are hurti hurting. the president is doing is disgraceful but typical of his
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view to divide and pick winners and losers. the president is doing is unacceptable and un-american. i urge my republican colleagues to come to the table, accept the changes we propose to help the territory'sme recover, saying tt passed the house and help pass a disaster package that addresses the needs of all americans who are affected not just those that come from a state or area that he happens to like that is not what any president before has done and that is not what america does. >> january 16 more than two months ago, the house passed a supplemental appropriations bill that addressed the needs of all communities