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Hirono to Trump and McConnell: Stop “Playing Politics with Disaster Relief”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono issued the following statement on disaster supplemental appropriations legislation: 

“Instead of passing an inclusive disaster supplemental, Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are picking winners and losers and pitting citizens against each other by playing politics with disaster relief.  This is an unconscionable, false choice. Whether they live in Ponce, Puna, Lincoln, or Saipan, they are all Americans. We should not discriminate as to which Americans should receive disaster relief.”