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Since Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017, Puerto Rico has been experiencing power outages and structural damages to important power plants.
“As governor, I traveled to Puerto Rico regularly and did everything I could to help the island recover after Hurricane Maria,” Scott said. “As senator, I have vowed to be the voice for Puerto Rico in the Senate, and will continue to fight for our brothers and sisters on the island.
In the letter, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., called on Trump to ensure that full federal resources are made available for the safety of the American citizens in Puerto Rico.
Rick Scott, Jenniffer González-Colón Want Trump to Name Federal Coordinator for Puerto Rican Recovery
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, PNP-PR, sent a letter to Trump asking the Administration to appoint a federal coordinator to oversee responsible implementation of Puerto Rico’s disaster funding. The coordinator will ensure disaster relief funding gets to the Island’s families in a transparent and efficient manner.
Members of the Florida congressional delegation from both sides of the aisle weighed in on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, NPP-PR, announcing that he would resign next week--and nobody seemed sad to see him leave.
The bill would require FEMA to use recommendations from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on advance contracts to “ensure that federal preparedness actions are coordinated to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”