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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Without Boost in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill, Puerto Rico Faces Deep Food Aid Cuts [feedly]

Without Boost in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill, Puerto Rico Faces Deep Food Aid Cuts
https://www.cbpp.org/blog/without-boost-in-next-covid-19-relief-bill-puerto-rico-faces-deep-food-aid-cuts

Nearly 1.5 million Puerto Rico residents, including more than 300,000 children, are facing deep cuts in food assistance in August, but the new Senate Republican economic relief plan doesn't include more food aid for Puerto Rico. While the House-passed Heroes Act includes a modest increase in nutrition funding for Puerto Rico, it falls short of Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced's request. Without sufficient additional food aid, more than a million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico will face these food assistance losses while also grappling with COVID-19 and its severe economic impact.


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