According to the Washington Post, only about $11 billion in federal funds have actually been spent on the island. And now Republican senators are attempting to modify the bill sent over from the House to strip away money that Puerto Rico and other territories desperately need and deserve. Republicans are even rejecting a Democratic compromise offer that would have sped up the release of billions in funding that Congress already allocated over a year ago, but the administration has refused to provide.

Rather than keeping a promise to provide necessary aid to help Puerto Rico recover from these devastating hurricanes, the Trump administration and Senate Republicans continue to find ways to slow down and limit critical federal dollars from reaching our fellow American citizens still recovering from these disasters.