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Trump administration faces pressure to speed up recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

The Trump administration is under pressure to speed up recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands ... in this case territorial – government asks for it,” he said. In San Juan, Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), who had taken an aerial ... read more

Trump’s Hurt Feelings over Puerto Rico

President Trump bristled at criticism of his administration ... and they have been turned away. Puerto Rico is without communication. You can only receive a phone call in San Juan. There is no internet because the power is down. This crisis is manufactured. read more

PR gov. threatens 'hell to pay' as probes of Whitefish contract begin

On Wednesday, he asked the DHS inspector general to complete ... Montana-based Whitefish Energy was awarded a $300 million Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) contract to repair downed transmission lines crisscrossing the mountains, the company ... read more

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Congress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico ... Trump administration’s disaster request on Friday, saying $44 billion is not nearly enough. In a joint statement, House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking members Frank Pallone Jr. Frank Joseph Pallone Hillicon Valley: Chinese firm ... read more

Trump Is Ignoring Puerto Rico’s Suffering

Some 80 percent of island’s agriculture has been destroyed, decimating a source of food as well as a chunk of Puerto Rico’s economy. Ninety-five percent of cellphone towers on Puerto Rico are out, depriving locals of a way to ask for help—and ... read more

Puerto Rico Remains Mostly in the Dark and Badly in Need of Aid

Experts say it could be ... potentially multi-year struggle to rebuild will become an afterthought. “We don’t have a voice in the Senate unless it’s Marco Rubio,” Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, Puerto Rico’s lone, non-voting member of the House ... read more

Rubio gets rock star welcome at CPAC: Don't let the country be 'hijacked' by Trump

The Trump camp said they had scheduling conflicts. Asked ... Rubio was scheduled to go to Jacksonville, Florida after CPAC to campaign with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who in recent days announced her endorsement of him. Then he was heading to Puerto ... read more

Trump’s Disgraceful Puerto Rico Attack

Trump’s attack on San Juan’s Mayor Yulin Cruz this morning included a broader insult to people in Puerto Rico: At 7:09 a.m., Trump wrote: “The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that ... read more

Puerto Rico grid 'teetering' despite $3.8 billion repair job

"I asked the contractors if they ... Edwards had more than 50 linemen working on the repair, at nearly $4,000 per worker per day in federal funds from the Puerto Rico power authority, when he got the call to stop. A flaw was causing a transmission line ... read more

Puerto Rico braces for clean-up, hopes for funds

Puerto Rico is ... opponents Trade experts, lawmakers say NAFTA deal within reach MORE (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that Congress will have to act in October to address Irma and Maria. "I’m sure that we’re going to do another, what we call a supplemental ... read more

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