Posey Assesses Damage of Puerto Rico – Urges Trump to Issue Major Disaster Declaration

Last week, Congressman Bill Posey (Republican- Rockledge) joined Democratic Congresswomen Stephanie Murphy and Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala of Coral Gables  to examine the damage and disruption caused by the recent earthquakes and to speak with residents.

They also sent a letter to Trump urging him to issue a major disaster declaration for Puerto Rico. The President issues the declaration making available a wide range of federal resources to those directly impacted by the tragic events.

“It’s important to see firsthand how recovery efforts are going, so Congress knows how best to assist the government of Puerto Rico in their recovery efforts,” Posey said, “The earthquake complicates the road to recovery from last season’s hurricanes.”

While the delegation was in Puerto Rico, a scandal that involved the discovery of a warehouse full of emergency supplies. Some of the aid has reportedly sat in the warehouse since 2017.

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