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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…

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  • 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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  • emFiesta Islandem
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    Fiesta Island

    The Puerto Rico Visitors Bureau produced this film in 1953 to encourage tourism and celebrate the island’s history and ties to the United States.

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  • President Trump Puerto Rico Governor Defend Hurricane Response
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    President Trump Meeting with Governor of Puerto Rico

    President Trump met with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico in the Oval Office to provide an update on Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. He said the federal government had done a “really great…

    2,655 views
  • White House President Opposed to Health Subsidies Deal in Current Form
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    White House Daily Briefing

    At the daily White House briefing, Sarah Sanders answered a range of questions. Topics included the ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria, continued federal response efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of…

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  • Housing Secretary Carson Says Puerto Rico Will Not Be Abandoned
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    Housing and Urban Development Oversight

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson testified at an oversight hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. He answered questions on a range of issues including proposed budget cuts to…

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  • Congressional Delegation Speaks to Reporters in Puerto Rico
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    Speaker Ryan and Puerto Rico Governor News Conference

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and local Puerto Rican leaders took questions from the press on federal relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Speaker Ryan said the island territory would…

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  • White House President to Announce Iran Strategy in Friday Speech
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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly spoke to reporters at the daily briefing. He answered several questions on a range of issues, including the president’s recent tweets on Puerto Rico. He denied media…

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  • Mulvaney on NBC Meet the Press
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    Mulvaney on NBC Meet the Press

    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney talked about Puerto Rico’s debt.

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