Steny Hoyer leads trip to Puerto Rico amid aid standoff

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will lead a group of lawmakers to Puerto Rico on Sunday, marking the first leadership-led visit to the island since a series of devastating earthquakes struck starting in late December.The two-day trip will include briefings from Puerto Rico’s top leaders and see the damage first hand, amid yet another tense standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump over federal aid for the U.S. territory.“I want to give the people of Puerto Rico a clear indication that there are a lot of people who care very deeply about our fellow Americans,” Hoyer said in an interview ahead of the trip. “We still want to make sure that Puerto Rico has the resources it needs.”Hoyer also hopes the trip can help pressure GOP leaders, who have rejected a Democratic package of nearly $5 billion in post-earthquake aid — the latest partisan clash involving Trump and Puerto Rico

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By Sarah Ferris

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