Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who represents Puerto Rico as a nonvoting member of Congress, listens as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello speaks throughout a information convention to induce Congress to incorporate Puerto Rico within the Supplemental Disaster Relief Package, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)
By Luis Alonso Lugo | AP By Luis Alonso Lugo | AP November 13 at 1:28 PM
WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s governor is asking the federal authorities for $94.four billion because the island struggles to recuperate from the harm inflicted by Hurricane Maria.
Ricardo Rosello additionally urged Congress to undertake a tax overhaul plan that addresses the territory’s particular must keep away from an exodus of the businesses that at the moment generate 42 p.c of the island’s gross home product.
The governor mentioned Monday that he’ll formally make his request to the White House and Congress, together with a report with an in depth evaluation of harm. Much of Puerto Rico remains to be with out energy and 1000’s of U.S. residents are homeless.
So far, Congress has accredited practically $5 billion in support for Puerto Rico, the place Hurricane Maria brought on widespread harm on Sept. 20 and the worst blackout in U.S. historical past.
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