Another section, which stated that 50 percent of Puerto Rico residents have access to drinking water, was removed as well.
No, what’s “out of whack” is leaving millions of American citizens without power, clean water, or fuel for two weeks. Its Secretary of Treasury is now warning that America’s commonwealth state is on the verge of a government shutdown.
Puerto Rico was already dealing with a massive financial crisis before the hurricane hit it.
This action by the SUNY Board of Trustees aligns with Governor Cuomo’s continued leadership in providing relief and recovery assistance to those impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
“Families in Puerto Rico have experienced extreme devastation of their homes and communities due to Hurricane Maria”.
Soto also called attention to the U.S. Virgin Islands, which he did not visit, but about which, he said, he has been briefed on numerous times.
Over 250,000 students are now enrolled in college in Puerto Rico, where many areas are still without potable water and electricity. “The Caribbean is our home, and we stand behind those islands affected”. Large numbers of Puerto Rican children are expected to enroll in school districts on the US mainland in the aftermath of the hurricane. The federal response has been sluggish, though, naturally, Trump framed it as outstanding, and accused the media of distorting the picture on the ground.
In an interview, the president was heard saying, “They owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street”. “We are going to have a fight”.
Funds raised at the event will go to the Lions Club of Puerto Rico, according to a news release from the coalition. “So the fact that we’re getting this hurricane relief package out in an expedited manner is the positive news in all of this”, he said.
“We need people to sort our donations, to pack the donations, to pallet the donations, and wrap them so we can easily ship them to Puerto Rico”, said Antonio Solar, who is helping with the effort. Otherwise, their government will shut down by November 1.
Scott, in his statement, said he wanted to “ensure students from Puerto Rico can more easily continue their education here in Florida and that teachers from Puerto Rico have every opportunity to continue to succeed in their careers”. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney hastened to say the president didn’t mean what he said.