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  • Medicaid Programs in Puerto Rico and Other Insular Areas
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    Medicaid Programs in Puerto Rico and Other Insular Areas

    The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other insular territories of the U.S.A. Representatives from the territories…

    1,006 views
  • Political Situation in Puerto Rico
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    Political Situation in Puerto Rico

    The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on the resignation of Puerto Rico Governor, Ricardo Rosselló and the top priorities for the island’s next political leader. Panelists…

    237 views
  • Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossell Testifies on Capitol Hill
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    Hearing on Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló (New Progressive) testified before the House Natural Resources Committee on legislation aimed at stabilizing the island’s economy and boosting its efforts to…

    1,074 views
  • emDemocracy at Work in Rural Puerto Ricoem
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    Democracy at Work in Rural Puerto Rico

    This U.S. Agriculture Department film profiles the history, culture, and farm produce of the Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico. The film emphasizes the self-reliant nature of Puerto Rican…

    108 views
  • Washington Journal Jonathan Levin Discusses Recovery Aid to Puerto Rico
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    Jonathan Levin on Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico

    Jonathan Levin talked about recovery aid to Puerto Rico. The program began with a two-minute clip of an exchange between MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson and White House principal deputy press…

    314 views
  • Senator Leahy on Disaster Relief Funds
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    Senator Leahy on Disaster Relief Funds

    Appropriations Committee Vice Chair Patrick Leahy said on the chamber floor that the $13.45 billion disaster relief package awaiting Senate action was being rewritten by Republican leaders…

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  • Senator Schumer On Disaster Relief Funds
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    Senator Schumer On Disaster Relief Funds

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the $13.45 billion disaster relief bill is bogged down over Puerto Rico. The U.S. island territory receives $600 million for food aid.…

    118 views
  • US Territories Governors Testify Before Senate Panel
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    State of U.S. Territories

    The governors of Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands testified on the state of the United States territories. They discussed the need for further relief funding…

    861 views
  • Puerto Ricos Economy
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    Puerto Rico's Economy

    The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion on Puerto Rico’s economy and energy infrastructure more than one year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Puerto Rico’s secretary of state provided an…

    219 views
  • Jose Andres at emThe Atlanticem Festival
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    Jose Andres at The Atlantic Festival

    In this portion of The Atlantic Festival, chef Jose Andres talked about his philanthropic efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017.

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  • Chef Jose Andres Discusses New Book emWe Fed an Islandem
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    We Fed an Island

    Chef Jose Andres talked about the efforts of the World Central Kitchen to feed the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

    559 views
  • House Hearing Examines Puerto Ricos Electric Power Authority Management
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    Puerto Rico Electric Power

    The House Natural Resources Committee examined Puerto Rico’s electrical system and the reported management failures of the commonwealth’s sole energy utility. Among those appearing at the hearing were…

    968 views
  • Washington Journal Marvin Olasky Discusses the Fiscal State of Puerto Rico
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    Marvin Olasky on the Fiscal State of Puerto Rico

    Marvin Olasky talked about his WORLD Magazine article, "Island in Crisis, on Puerto Rico and the potential for a bailout of the unincorporated territory of the U.S. According to Mr. Olasky’s article, Puerto…

    233 views
  • Puerto Rican Independence Movement
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    Puerto Rican Independence Movement

    Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens in 1917 and the territory became a U.S. Commonwealth in 1952. Throughout this period there was a movement for Puerto Rico’s independence from the United…

    1,042 views
  • Senate Committee Examines State of Puerto Ricos Electric Grid
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    Puerto Rico's Electric Grid

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the status of Puerto Rico’s electric grid, which was damaged when Hurricane Maria struck the island in September 2017.…

    1,146 views
  • Council of Chief State School Officers Puerto Rico Update
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    Council of Chief State School Officers, Puerto Rico Update

    At a gathering of state education leaders, a representative from Puerto Rico’s education department provided an update on schools on the island. Hurricane Maria in September 2017 caused major…

    230 views
  • Federal and State Officials Testify on Lessons Learned from 2017 Disasters
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    2017 Hurricane Disaster Lessons

    Federal and state officials testified at a hearing on lessons learned from 2017 disasters resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.…

    998 views
  • David Ferris on Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria Recovery
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    David Ferris on Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria Recovery

    David Ferris, E&E News reporter, spoke by phone about Hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall.

    165 views
  • Washington Journal Alfonso Aguilar Discusses Immigration Policy
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    Alfonso Aguilar on Immigration Policy

    Alfonso Aguilar talked about immigration policy and the push for Puerto Rican statehood.

    493 views
  • Senator Blumenthal Reports on Trip to Puerto Rico
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    Senator Blumenthal Reports on Trip to Puerto Rico

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) described what he saw during a trip to Puerto Rico, months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. He said he was upset at the pace of recovery…

    138 views
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