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Great News from Washington DC

February 12, 2018 06:26PM

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Billions Earmarked for Territory’s Hurricane Recovery

February 11, 2018

by Susan Ellis
The Source

Gov. Kenneth Mapp discusses federal disaster relief Friday.

After a brief government shutdown, the U.S. Congress approved a $300 billion dollar spending bill Friday to run the country, and included $89 billion for hurricane and wildfire disaster recovery for Texas, Florida, California, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

“By what the U.S. Congress has done and President Trump has done, we are calculating the benefit to the Virgin Islands will exceed $7.5 billion for our recovery,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp said at a news conference Friday.

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Re: Great News from Washington DC

February 12, 2018 07:06PM

Registered: 10 years ago
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thats excellent

Re: Great News from Washington DC

February 13, 2018 08:01AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

$7.5 billion? I don't believe that for a second. Even Stacy Plaskett said yesterday on Mario's radio show that the shares have not been divided up yet and its uncertain what amount the VI will ultimately get.

Re: Great News from Washington DC

February 13, 2018 08:04AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 551

Send the money down with total oversight. Do not hand a penny to this corrupt government.

Re: Great News from Washington DC

February 13, 2018 09:24AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 774

Be that as it may, it's an election year for the Govenor. I'm sure he'll do everything he can to make voters happy,

Re: Great News from Washington DC

February 13, 2018 11:48AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,550

Whatever the amount he will try to steal it.

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