Congressman David Price (D-NC) Issues Statement on the Situation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 27, 2017) – On Tuesday, September 26, Congressman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement following the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“The devastation we have seen this week in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is heartbreaking. Millions of American citizens are now without access to food, electricity, and potable water. The Trump administration should act immediately to make Department of Defense and other additional resources available to aid in search-and-rescue, law enforcement, transportation, and medical assistance. In the immediate wake of a disaster of this scale, these resources could literally mean life or death for thousands of affected residents. Additionally, Congress should move to swiftly pass a comprehensive relief package that provides assistance for these American territories and addresses unmet need in Texas, Florida, North Carolina and other states still recovering from recent disasters.”