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Senate Democrats have successfully blocked GOP disaster. Bill disaster aid Bill I should say saying it doesn't do enough to help hurricane battered Puerto Rico, the move escalates a fight between Democrats and President Trump who opposes further rebuilding aid to the US island territory, which was slammed by back to back hurricanes in two thousand seventeen the thirteen point five billion dollars. GOP measure would have sped badly needed disaster relief to farmers wildfire ravaged California towns and midwestern flood victims, but Democrats say more money is needed to help Puerto Rico rebuild its water system and finance additional disaster relief, and they say President Trump is active in. Differently toward Puerto Ricans and their struggles the move by Democrats sends GOP leaders back to the drawing board, but appears unlikely to kill disaster aid efforts outright since there is such sweeping support every ten years federal law requires the US census to count every person living in the US. But that's easier said than done a year from now, the US census bureau will mail out forms to nearly every household in the country, but there's more at stake than just the population figures six hundred seventy five billion dollars in federal funding is divvied up to state and local governments the government based on their share of the population. So this year, contra Costa counties, working to make sure everybody knows the count is coming and to reassure those who may be hesitant to fill out the form. Supervisor Diane Burgess chair the twenty twenty cents as contra Costa county, complete count steering committee tells KCBS that communities like college students migrant workers and even kids under the age of five are historically undercounted and that can add up. She says the county wants to identify those communities and recruit folks who are already trusted by. People in those communities to get them comfortable with the idea of being counted.