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Storm-ravaged regions call $44B too little

White House request is 3rd since hurricanes, but lawmakers press for more

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published November 18, 2017 at 3:14 a.m. Updated November 18, 2017 at 3:14 a.m.

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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, a boy accompanied by his dog watches the repairs of Guajataca Dam, which cracked during the passage of Hurricane Maria, in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Experts said on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, that Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Maria. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

The White House on Friday sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small.

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TimberTopper says... November 18, 2017 at 5:05 a.m.

It would appear that if there is any common sense in the Trump/Republican Party, a tax cut is not what is needed at present. With the cost of all these storms and National Debt, we need to pay our bills first.

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