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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:38 AM

Puerto Rico requests $94 billion from Congress for hurricane recovery

WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló unveiled a $94.3 billion disaster relief request to Congress on Monday, a massive sum that he said will help the U.S. territory adequately recover from Hurricane Maria.

Rosselló also promised that the island’s recovery effort will be the “most transparent” in U.S. history as the governor faces criticism over awarding a now-canceled $300 million contract to a small Montana-based power company to rebuild the nation’s electric grid. Over half of Puerto Rico is still without power 54 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall.

The largest chunk of Rosselló’s request, $31 billion, goes to housing assistance with $17.7 billion to rebuild the island’s power grid and $14.9 billion for health care.

“This is a critical step forward in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico where we’re not only looking to rebuild as was before but we want to make it much stronger and much more resilient and make Puerto Rico a model for the rest of the Caribbean,” Rosselló said.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article184347048.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:41 AM

1. I want to say, "Is that all?"

I don't know very much about how these things are priced out, but given the nearly total destruction of the island, that sounds like a bargain.

And PUERTO RICANS ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS.

Jesus! I hate to shout, but there it is.

I once and only once made a brief visit to San Juan. I was young enough and ignorant enough that I didn't fully appreciate it, but I do remember that trip fondly. I'd love to go again, but don't know if that will ever happen.

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Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:43 AM

2. Go away. We're trying to give tax cuts to the wealthy on the mainland.

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