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Velazquez on Release of Puerto Rico Funding

Velázquez on Release of Puerto Rico Funding
September 18, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez released the following statement regarding news that the Trump Administration is releasing funding for Puerto Rico’s electrical grid:

          “Puerto Rico has been desperate for federal assistance to modernize and upgrade its electrical grid for years, especially since Hurricane Maria inflicted on the Island the longest blackout in modern history. Yet, as is too often the case with Puerto Rico, the Trump Administration delayed, dragged its feet and resisted allocating these badly needed funds. Now, forty-six days before the election, the Administration has finally seen fit to release these funds. While I certainly hope to see this money put to good use making Puerto Rico’s electrical system more resilient, these delays are unacceptable, and it is insulting to Puerto Ricans everywhere that the Administration is so blatantly playing politics with this aid.”