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  • 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…

    464 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.…

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Governors
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    Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, Governors

    Following remarks by the nation’s governors, a second panel of utility officials from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands spoke before the Senate Energy Committee to discuss their role in…

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  • Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Power Utility Officials
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    Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, Power Utility Officials

    Utility officials from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands testified before the Senate Energy Committee on their role in Hurricanes Irma and Maria recovery efforts on the island territories. Among…

    484 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Oversight Boards Role in Puerto Ricos Recovery From Hurricanes
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    Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Challenges

    The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing with officials from the Financial Oversight and Management Board assigned to lead the efforts in fixing Puerto Rico’s bankrupted economy. Members…

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  • Washington Journal Vann Newkirk Discusses the Environmental Challenges in Puerto Rico
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    Vann Newkirk on the Environmental Challenges in Puerto Rico

    Vann Newkirk talked about his recent article in The Atlantic, on how Hurricane Maria worsened the environmental crisis in Puerto Rico.

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  • FEMA Administrator Testifies on Federal Response to Hurricanes
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    Federal Response to Hurricanes

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long was among the witnesses who testified at a hearing on the federal government’s response to various hurricanes that hit U.S.…

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  • White House Interior Secretary Says He Wasnt Involved in Puerto Rico Power Contract
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    White House Daily Briefing

    At the daily White House briefing, Sarah Sanders confirmed that President Trump would make an announcement in the coming week on his choice for the next Federal Reserve chair. Other topics included a…

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  • Washington Journal Representative Adriano Espaillat on Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico
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    Representative Adriano Espaillat on Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

    Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) discusses hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the latest on Democratic efforts to save DACA.

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