Puerto Rico Wants $94 Billion in Aid, Are Told They Must Overcome Their “Credibility Gap”

Puerto Rico, still trying to recover from the reported $45-$95 billion in damage caused by Hurricane Maria, has requested as much as $94 billion in federal aid via a letter sent Monday from Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to President Donald Trump.
“The scale and scope of the catastrophe in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria knows no historic precedent,” Rossello’s letter read. “We are calling upon your administration to request an emergency supplemental appropriation bill that addresses our unique unmet needs with strength and expediency.”
Rossello then spent all day Tuesday on Capitol Hill testifying as to why the Puerto Rico Electric Power Agency (PREPA) signed a $300 million contract with a tiny Montana energy company called Whitefish Energy Holdings that led to very little work completed — much of the island remained dark nearly a month after the storm — at a rate of over $300 per hour. Rossello

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