11.06.17

Our Fellow Americans in Puerto Rico Need Our Help!

It's been more than six weeks since Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico, leaving 3.4 million American citizens without power, clean water or stable living conditions. Ranking Member Grijalva and Democrats in Congress have urged Republicans to address the growing humanitarian crisis, but the Trump administration has failed to provide basic assistance.

Instead of addressing the immediate problems on the island, Committee Republicans are holding a hearing tomorrow on Puerto Rico's recovery efforts and the financial oversight and management board. People are still suffering - more than two-thirds of Puerto Rican households are still without electricity and 20% are without drinking water. What our fellow American citizens need is help rebuilding communities and basic aid, not a lecture on how the control board plans to address the financial crisis.   

Follow @NRDems on Twitter and use the #OurFellowAmericans and #PuertoRico hashtags to join the conversation. 


COMMITTEE'S SCHEDULE


 Tuesday, November 7

  • Full Committee: Republicans are holding a hearing on Puerto Rico's recovery efforts and the financial oversight and management board, but we should be focussing on addressing the humanitarian crisis on the island at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1324.   
  • Energy and Mineral Resources: Hearing on the Republican energy bill that aims to increase drilling on public lands with less environmental oversight at 2 p.m. in Longworth 1324.   
  • Full Committee Markup: Opening statements on the Republican-backed offshore-onshore energy bill and other pro-drilling bills at 5 p.m. in Longworth 1324.

Wednesday, November 8

  • Full Committee Markup: Consider amendments and Members will vote on the drilling measures at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1324.