Posts Tagged: Donald Trump

Members of Congress Continue to Speak Out About Puerto Rico

On November 8, the following representatives offered remarks regarding the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico in the House of Representatives: Rep. Luis Guitierrez (D-IL), Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon (R-PR), and Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA). Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon (R-PR): Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman, my friend, for allowing me actually… Read more »

Members of Congress Continue to Speak Out to Make Puerto Rico a Priority

The Puerto Rico humanitarian crisis remains a focal point for Congress in both the Senate and House of Representatives.  On Wednesday, October 4, various members came to the floor of the Senate or House to issue remarks, which are copied in their entirety below. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)  Mr. President, I understand the administration intends… Read more »

President Donald Trump Brings Large Team to Puerto Rico, Issues Statements on Hurricane Maria

President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico todayto see first-hand the island’s humanitarian crisis. A number of top officials joined the president for Tuesday’s trip, including Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Small Business administrator Linda McMahon, Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert, budget director… Read more »

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón Urges Support for Puerto Rico

Jennifer Gonzalez Colon

On Tuesday, the Resident Commissioner met with the Vice President to get help for Puerto Rico.  The Vice President met with the Resident Commissioner and Senator Marco Rubio to discuss Puerto Rico recovery, including the additional aid that President Donald Trump made available on Tuesday. To raise understanding of the humanitarian crisis that Puerto Rico… Read more »

Washington Begins to Act to Help Puerto Rico

The White House announced on Tuesday that the federal government will cover 100 percent of debris removal and emergency protective measures involved with the hurricane recovery effort. This full federal reimbursement will continue for 180 days from the date of the declaration, said FEMA Tuesday. Puerto Rico was running out of money to match federal… Read more »

A United Front for Puerto Rico Announces Trump Visit, Outlines Priorities

  The history of the relationship between opposing political parties in Puerto Rico has never been characterized as united. Politicians from the Commonwealth party and from the Statehood party usually do not agree on how to address important issues affecting the island. Through an initiative of Governor Ricardo Roselló, the “Frente por Puerto Rico” –… Read more »

Hurricane Irma Hits Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irma hit the island of Barbuda directly and destroyed 95% of the structures there. Puerto Rico was braced for a similar experience, but Irma went north of the Island and Puerto Rico escaped this fate. That doesn’t mean that Puerto Rico was not affected by Hurricane Irma, a a Category 5 hurricane which is… Read more »

President Trump Declares Emergency in Puerto Rico

Governor Ricardo Rossello asked President Donald Trump to declare a state of emergency in Puerto Rico as the Island prepared for Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane expected to reach Puerto Rico today. Late yesterday, President Trump agreed. This means that the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will coordinate efforts to… Read more »

President Trump Keeps Silent on Puerto Rico

According to a report in Caribbean Business, President Trump met with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello at Trump Towers. Spokespeople for both Trump and Rossello say that the meeting never happened. Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee, Steve Mnuchin, answered questions from Bill Nelson (D-FL) about Puerto Rico during his confirmation hearings by expressing concern and saying… Read more »