Ranking Member Grijalva Statement on Whitefish Contract and Reconstruction Efforts in Puerto Rico

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement today on the widely reported reconstruction contract awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings, a small company based in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s home town of Whitefish, Mont.

“Congress needs to understand why the Whitefish contract was awarded and whether other, more cost-effective options were available. We also need to know why the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Army Corp of Engineers and public sector utilities failed in Puerto Rico to conduct the disaster response planning they carried out ahead of other disasters this year.”

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