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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois

Puerto Rico Task Force Co-Chairs Statement on Puerto Rico’s Governor Supplemental Request for Relief Efforts post Hurricane Maria

November 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, and Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez, co-chairs of the newly formed Puerto Rico Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement in support of Governor Rossello’s emergency supplemental appropriations request for post Hurricane Maria recovery efforts:

“Almost two months after Hurricane Maria, most of Puerto Rico is still in the dark and too many lack access to potable water. While last month’s disaster supplemental was a start in the recovery effort for Puerto Rico, much more needs to be done to help the island address the ongoing crisis in a comprehensive manner. The Governor’s request outlines the scale of assistance that is needed to help Puerto Rico get back on its feet.  We are united in our efforts to help the island, and will be doing everything possible to ensure that Puerto Rico fully recovers.”