Jones Act shipping waiver for Puerto Rico expires, will not being extended

Pauline Gross
October 10, 2017

Many days later, our family received a brief message somehow that said Kathy and her family were safe, and that was out.

"As we support our customers, DISH Cares, our corporate social responsibility program, is assisting in recovery efforts with crucial communication tools serving the broader community", added Pagani. Reportedly, the FEMA spokesperson had no idea why the federal agency was erasing information from its own site "that made it look bad". So, for example, we know we're delivering food to all of the municipalities, and water.

Devastation of infrastructure could result in critical shortages of common medicines, including Crestor and Humira, produced in Puerto Rico, one of the world's biggest centres for pharmaceutical manufacturing.

According to B.J. Parkey, subject matter expert on temporary emergency power for the Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA is working hand-in-hand with top government officials in Puerto Rico to determine the priority of generator placement throughout the island.

They have also provided their equipment and expertise at large events, including last year's Republican Convention in Cleveland and more recently, the Air Force Marathon in Dayton.

Local authorities such as the police have been run ragged attempting to help, Menendez said, and they are exhausted, but still continue to work 24 hours a day.

Rossello said the island is grateful for the help it's gotten so far - the Trump administration last week asked for $29 billion in disaster aid for USA hurricane relief - but needs about $4.6 billion more money in an emergency "down payment on hurricane recovery efforts".

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Begnaud, who has reported extensively on the local and federal response in the wake of the deadly hurricane, reports that USA government and local officials say that water still needs to be boiled in Puerto Rico where there is water.

Blumenthal took the trip with four other senators.

The President also gave an impassioned defence of his towel-tossing actions in Puerto Rico. States, on average, typically have 57 percent of Medicaid costs covered by the federal government, according to the report. But with its aircraft still in the testing phase, the company said Friday that the engineers it's sent to Puerto Rico are focused on providing support to NetHope's teams.

"The scale of this natural disaster creates serious national security implications and as such, demands the use of extraordinary measures", the Menendez letter continued.

It's important to underscore that the United States is deploying help to Puerto Rico.

The island's infrastructure is the main culprit behind the lagging aid, not the USA government. "They're hanging in there, but they need help".

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