Puerto Rico Funds to Be Joined With Other Storm Aid, Cornyn Says

Second-ranking Senate Republican John Cornyn said Monday he expects Congress’s next hurricane recovery bill will come later this month and will combine funds for victims of storms in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

“I expect there will be one combination package that will involve Harvey, Irma and Maria,” the hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast and Caribbean in quick succession, Cornyn of Texas told reporters.

He said officials may have a dollar figure for the Texas portion of the funding later this week. “But we’re joining arms with everyone affected by the hurricanes. I think that’s the right thing to do,” Cornyn said.

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