October 3, 2017 / 7:50 PM / a year ago

Sen. McConnell says expects Puerto Rico funding request by mid-October

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he expects a funding request from the Trump administration for disaster relief for Puerto Rico by mid-October.

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) faces reporters following a weekly lunch meeting with fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

McConnell told reporters he met with the island territory’s representatives on Tuesday and discussed Puerto Rico’s needs after Hurricane Maria.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Mohammad Zargham

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