Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) announced Thursday that he will no longer take part in the Women’s Convention next week and will instead travel to Puerto Rico, following significant backlash over his opening-night role at the event and a “clarification” that he would merely participate in a panel.
A series of tweets from the Hill on Friday took Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) out of context to imply he wanted Puerto Rico to fend for itself while the country recovers from Hurricane Maria’s devastation.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved $36.5 billion in emergency relief for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico and other areas that have suffered recent disasters.
The New York Times falsely reported earlier this week that the Trump administration was blocking food stamp recipients in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico from using the federal subsistence to eat hot meals.
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday to help provide aid after Hurricane Maria devastated much of the island’s health care system, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who had previously said her criticisms of the federal government’s handling of Hurricane Maria relief were about saving lives and “not about politics,” took a shot at President Donald Trump by wearing a shirt that read “NASTY” on it during a Univision interview.