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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Velazquez Comments on Proposal to Pay for Wall from Puerto Rico Recovery Fund

Velázquez Comments on Proposal to Pay for Wall from Puerto Rico Recovery Fund
January 10, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) responded today to media reports that Trump Administration officials are discussing taking funds from disaster recovery to pay for a border wall:

“It would be beyond appalling for the President to take money from places like Puerto Rico that have suffered enormous catastrophes, costing thousands of American citizens lives, in order to pay for Donald Trump’s foolish, offensive and hateful wall.  Siphoning funding from real disasters to pay for a crisis manufactured by the President is wholly unacceptable and the American people won’t fall for it. My Democratic colleagues in Congress and I will fight such a move with every ounce of energy we have.” 

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