As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by TheHill.com:
The Trump administration is ending a months-long hold of more than $8 billion in disaster aid relief Congress appropriated for Puerto Rico, a senior Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) official confirmed early Wednesday.
HUD has been authorized to administer nearly $20 billion to the island’s hurricane relief efforts through its Community Development Block Grant. The money is intended to help Puerto Rico respond to the devastating hurricanes that ravaged it in 2017. But Politico, which first reported the administration’s decision, noted that the island has so far only received $1.5 billion.
The article goes on to state the following:
Puerto Rico will be able to access the funds once HUD publishes a Federal Register notice on how it plans to distribute another $8.2 billion, according to the news outlet. The move is reportedly set to come about four months past the deadline. HUD said that the delay stemmed from an effort to ensure proper safeguards were in place for the apportioned funds.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 15, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) January 15, 2020
To get more information about this article, please visit TheHill.com.