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>> A federal contract that failed to deliver millions of emergency meals to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico last September. Democratic lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday revealed the Federal Emergency Management Agency, known as FEMA, awarded a $156 million contract to a company that was really just one person.
That person delivered only 50,000 out of a promised 30 million meals. The lawmakers said Atlanta-based Tribute Contracting, owned by Tiffany Brown, had previous problems handling small government contracts worth less than $100,000. Yet somehow, Tribute won the FEMA contract in October 2017. She was terminated 20 days later. FEMA said it could not comment on Tribute, but at the time the contract was terminated, food distribution in Puerto Rico was not affected.
Five months after hurricane Maria, almost half a million residence are still without power. And it's still struggling economically to recover from its worse natural disaster in 90 years.