NY Senator Wants Feds to Step up Assistance in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

More than two months after Hurricane Maria and Irma, much of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands remain devastated, with half of Puerto Rico still without power. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Senator Bernie Sanders at a press conference yesterday to launch a bill that would help restore power and modernize the grid to protect those areas from the next storm. Gillibrand said while average Americans have done plenty, the federal government hasn’t done enough…

Audio: Kirsten Gillibrand             

The bill would also have the government mobilize all necessary resources to provide clean drinking water, shelter and health care access.

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