By | FOX News | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
The House of Representatives Thursday approved a $36.5 billion disaster aid package, which includes assistance for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico.
By Justin Baragona | Mediaite | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
President Donald Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to tell Puerto Rico that it won’t be receiving federal aid “forever” and that the island was a “disaster” before Hurricane Maria hit. Later, CNN’s Jim Acosta reported that those tweets were directly aimed at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz , as Trump feels she continued to be too critical of the federal response to the...
By Greg Allen | NPR | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
The U.S. House is expected to pass a $36 billion relief package including billions for Puerto Rico. Although Congress is not expected to revisit the island's $74 billion debt, analysts say the infusion of federal aid may help revive Puerto Rico's stagnant economy.
By | Reuters | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday he has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to create a high-level task force to provide ideas and advice for helping Puerto Rico to rebuild after Hurricane Maria, and that the president was receptive to the idea.
By Arelis R. Hernández | WashPost | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
“FEMA is not a gift, it’s insurance we pay for,” said Jose Vazquez. “It’s their duty to respond. And we really need the help.”
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Sarah Ferris) | POLITICO | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
The House overwhelmingly passed a $36.5 billion emergency funding package Thursday intended to aid hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico and several mainland states, as well as wildfire response efforts in California. In approving (353-69) their second tranche of hurricane aid in less than five weeks, House lawmakers agreed to the largest disaster package since Hurricane Sandy. But members from both parties...
By Kate Scanlon | The Blaze | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to say that federal help cannot stay in Puerto Rico “forever” just weeks after the American territory was devastated by two hurricanes. What did Trump say? “‘Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making.’ says Sharyl Attkisson,” he wrote, citing the host of “ Full Measure .” This is my cover story...
By Vann R. Newkirk II | The Atlantic | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
SAN JUAN, P.R.—The Luis Muñoz Marín Airport here is bustling even in the earliest hours of the morning. People wheel around elderly relatives in need of dialysis, hoping to get a spot on flights that have been overbooked, even though many airlines have resumed full menus of flights to the mainland. Several other people are visitors with no intent at all of flying out—it’s just that the airport is one...
By | News & Politics - Esquire | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
The island is home to 3.4 million American citizens, and they're in crisis.
By Nicole Lafond | Talking Points Memo | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
After President Donald Trump continued his tirade against Puerto Rico Thursday morning, the mayor of San Juan shot back and said Trump’s comments sound like they were coming from “a ‘Hater in Chief,’” not the President. On Thursday morning Trump again criticized the U.S. territory’s debt and infrastructure issues. He tweeted that FEMA, the military and first responders couldn’t continue helping...
By PETER BAKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN | NYT | 1 week 3 days ago | Politics
Lt. Gen. Jeff Buchanan of the Army, the commander of Joint Task Force Puerto Rico, and soldiers from the Puerto Rico National Guard unloaded critical supplies in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday.