Dozens of Dems demand explanations after Trump administration again refuses to release Puerto Rico aid

More than three dozen Democratic lawmakers — including nine from New York — are demanding that Housing Secretary Ben Carson explain to them in person why his agency is refusing to release billions of dollars in congressionally approved disaster aid to Puerto Rico.

In a Monday letter spearheaded by Brooklyn-Queens Rep. Nydia Velazquez, 41 Democrats said Carson’s Housing and Urban Development Department is breaking the law by withholding $8.3 billion in hurricane readiness assistance for the U.S. commonwealth without providing any “real” justification.

In light of the back-to-back earthquakes that rocked Puerto Rico last week, the Dems said Carson owes them — and the island’s residents — immediate answers.

Article URL: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-democrats-trump-puerto-rico-aid-letter-20200114-btwgkeg6ynggnahniowdnnx224-story.html

%d bloggers like this: