Puerto Rico Teacher Eager To Get Back To School After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Teacher Eager To Get Back To School After Hurricane Maria

Trump mulls waiving law that ties up relief efforts in P.R. "The people of Puerto Rico should not have any fear that there is not going to be food or medicine on the island", Crowley Maritime Vice President of Puerto Rico Services Jose Ayala told the WSJ.

While he'd prefer full repeal, McCain said the exemption would help Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rossello, praised President Trump's responsiveness, saying Trump has been in contact with him on a daily basis.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the act was lifted Thursday morning, and it "will go into effect immediately".

She and adviser Tom Bossert blamed the media for the impression that the administration responded too slowly to the September 20 storm, which knocked out almost all power.

A week on from the disaster, at least 97 per cent of the island is believed to still be without power and around half of residents do not have running water.

Most of the Caribbean island's 3.4 million people also are without electricity.

He tweeted that relief supplies are getting through. Now foreign-flagged vessels also will be able to move shipments from the US mainland to Puerto Rico and between ports there.

Community reacts to Saudi women drivers
She believes this new law, that will take effect June 2018, is empowering for all women, including in our state. One Saudi woman tweeted a picture of three women in a convertible going shopping, with the message: "Us soon".

"It is meant to ensure we have enough fuel and commodities to support lifesaving efforts, respond to the storm, and restore critical services and critical infrastructure operations in the wake of these devastating storms", Duke said.

Meanwhile, despite agitation from powerful members in Congress to get rid of the law entirely so we don't keep having these debates after hurricanes, it's likely to stay on the books.

Ryan says, "We will quickly act on that request". Scott gave reassurances that Florida will do all it can to speed supplies to Puerto Rico.

The Trump administration will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships' transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Rihanna has issued a heartfelt plea calling on President Donald Trump to send aid to Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastation Hurricane Maria wrought on the USA territory earlier this month.

The legislation, known formally as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, requires goods ferried to United States ports to be sent on ships that are built, owned and operated by Americans.

The New York Times reports that Trump has now waived the Jones Act (even if it was days later than when it should have been waived), but videos like the one above show that more is needed.

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