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March 29, 2018

Lawmakers press FEMA on restoring power to Puerto Rico

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Energy

The Hill – Lawmakers grilled federal officials Thursday over why power is still not restored to all of Puerto Rico six months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

"I just want you to imagine your own hometown here in the mainland without electricity for two months — three, four, six months without power, with also failing communications with the only assurance that ‘we are working on it,’" said Del. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Subcommittee on National Security, expressing frustration over the slow recovery.

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