Beyer Urges Further Action After Puerto Rico Aid Package Passes

Marc Anthony Trump 'tone-deaf idiotic callous and disrespectful' on Puerto Rico

Marc Anthony Trump 'tone-deaf idiotic callous and disrespectful' on Puerto Rico

Thousands of Puerto Ricans have poured into Florida after Hurricane Maria. "But we have to help them", he added.

Dr. Humberto Guzman, 39, says there are dialysis patients cut off from the routine treatment they desperately need and oxygen-dependent patients who aren't getting the medical supplies they need in time. They just didn't know when they'd take the big step.

"We thought 'What now?" "It's not fair that after 21 days" after the hurricane "this is happening".

Cruz used a borrowed satellite phone to call a friend in central Florida. There are currently more than five million Puerto Ricans living in the continental U.S. -more than on the island, and their concern is significant.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, with whom Trump has had a running war of words, tweeted that the president's comments were "unbecoming" to a commander in chief and "seem more to come from a 'Hater in Chief'". Until conditions improve, they'll likely stay in Miami. The Auto Workers' engineer members had to repair eight of one city's 12 bulldozers disabled by the hurricane so that roads could be cleared.

"We really don't want to lose this". Olivieri, who has apnea, uses a machine at night to help her breathe. "I can't see it yet, but I can imagine it". Olivieri's husband will fly to the states in a couple of weeks.

Respondents were also asked whether the federal government is doing enough to restore basic services in Puerto Rico.

A FEMA official told CNN Thursday the agency has "no hard deadline" on when it plans to pull resources from the island. Fernandez attributes the increase to the mounting unrest among residents as federal appointees reckon with the island's financial crisis, with their decisions often dealing blows to the workforce.

The poll surveyed 1,008 adults from Oct. 4-8 on landlines and cellphones with a margin of error of 4 percentage points. Some anticipate residents will head to the U.S.in droves.

I voted for this aid package to send support to Americans hit by natural disasters, but this bill represents the bare minimum that Congress can do to help, particularly with respect to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

In a memo leaked last week, Department of Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert recommended White House staff pivot to a "theme of stabilizing" with regard to messaging around the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Additionally, almost 40 colleges and universities across the state have waived out-of-state tuition and fees for students displaced by the hurricane.

Many travel hours in search of food and bottled water, only to find empty shelves at most grocery stores.

After years of economic challenges, Puerto Rico was already in the process of restructuring much of its $74 billion in debt before the hurricane struck. "Your presence here reassures us" of "the nature of the American spirit". "It's a crisis for them".

Isabel Dobrin is an NPR digital news intern.

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