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Blumenthal: 'We are on the verge of failing Puerto Rico'

09 October, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • Blumenthal: 'We are on the verge of failing Puerto Rico'

'We will get through this and we will get through this together for everyone, ' he said. During his visit Trump said that the situation in Puerto Rico wasn't a "real catastrophe" like Hurricane Katrina was.

Senator Nelson shared the latest numbers from FEMA about the agencies progress, reporting about 13 percent of people in Puerto Rico have electricity.

President Donald Trump had the chance this week to show the nation he can comfort, support and lead in times of crisis.

The change would afford students from the US territories a considerable savings: In-state tuition is $6,670 a year, while out-of-state tuition is $16,320. "We are going to have a fight". To hear Trump (or Geraldo) tell it, he and his cronies "have done a great job with the nearly impossible situation in Puerto Rico".

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Pence was in the U.S. Virgin Islands to get an update on the recovery efforts after the islands were socked by Hurricane Maria.

Trump's first public response to the devastation in the U.S. territory came five days after Hurricane Maria hit, in a series of tweets in which he focused on Puerto Rico's weak infrastructure and economy.

Senator Tim Kaine along with 11 members of Congress will head to Puerto Rico Saturday to assess the damage after Hurricane Maria ravaged the US territory last month.

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A travel documentary hitting Canadian theatres this weekend hopes to raise money for hurricane relief efforts.

Trump visited the island on Tuesday and praised the governor, local aid efforts, and the federal response.

As part of the order, requirements for teachers who have been affected by Hurricane Maria are also being waived.

"The people of Flint stand side-by-side with you and we commend you", the Flint mayor wrote.

Pence was being briefed inside a U.S. Virgin Islands Army National Guard hangar.

The Venezuelan government previously sent an oil shipment to the island at the end of September after the US Department of Homeland Security finally waived the Jones Act on September 28 following public criticism.

Vice President Mike Pence, joined by his wife Karen Pence and Virgin Islands Del.



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