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Puerto Rico Gov.: Puerto Rico needs equal Federal response

09 October 2017, 12:50 | Kristopher Drake

Puerto Rico Gov.: Puerto Rico needs equal Federal response

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"Puerto Rico will rebuild, and we just thought it was important for us to really help Puerto Ricans because they were so nice to us when we were filming, and this is a natural way for us to give back".

Puerto Rico's financial crisis has gravely worsened after Hurricane Maria.

Students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by hurricanes Maria and Irma will be able to get in-state tuition if they transfer to a SUNY college. As most elected officials know, they will, at times, be criticized for what they have - and have not - done. The federal response has been sluggish, though, naturally, Trump framed it as outstanding, and accused the media of distorting the picture on the ground.

He said Congress can and he expects will put pressure on the president to do more, through letters, committee hearings "and potentially policy over the next few weeks, to force the administration's hand". Large numbers of Puerto Rican children are expected to enroll in school districts on the US mainland in the aftermath of the hurricane. "But you've thrown our budget a little out of whack, because we've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico and that's fine, we've saved a lot of lives".

"Certainly the federal government needs to play their part because even though, before the storm, we were doing everything-we were working, we were starting to get liquidity", Rosello said. Mapp said, "There is no country that responds to disasters like the United States of America".

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Mapp said the island was making progress in its recovery from Hurricane Maria and expected schools to reopen on Tuesday.

The governor commended Pence for visiting the island. Army personnel in military fatigues stood at attention nearby. The White House has not yet announced plans for the president to visit the Virgin Islands, but Vice President Mike Pence stopped there this week.

Along with innumerable others, Weaver was disgusted with Trump's treatment of the citizens of the unincorporated US territory.

And now, the same thing is happening with Puerto Rico hurricane response efforts.

He's the first top member of the Trump administration to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands.



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