Schumer Statement On Bipartisan Disaster Aid Bill

May 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the agreement to vote on a bipartisan disaster aid bill.

“It’s good that Republicans finally came to their senses and realized that Puerto Rico and other disaster impacted areas deserve to be treated fairly and that extraneous provisions shouldn’t be added to the disaster relief package. Thankfully, the Senate will soon vote to provide aid to all of the disaster-stricken areas where it is so desperately needed.

“It is a shame that Republicans allowed President Trump to—not once, but twice—add extraneous things to this bill, as it could have been approved much sooner. We hope this does not happen again.”