STATEMENT: CAP Supports Needed Puerto Rico Aid and Urges Senate To Follow

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.5687, a bill providing emergency spending to aid Puerto Rico's recovery from the recent devastating earthquake and aftershocks. The bill, introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), grants $4.67 billion for continued energy recovery, repairs to the road systems damaged by recent natural emergencies, and...

STATEMENT: Trump Couldn’t Be More Wrong About NAP and HUD Funding for Puerto Rico, Says CAP’s Enrique Fernández-Toledo

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Trump administration’s opposition to H.R. 268, or the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019—which provides supplemental disaster relief, including $600 million in funding for Puerto Rico’s Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP)—Enrique Fernández-Toledo, director of the Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:...

STATEMENT: CAP Applauds Congressional Democrats for Reintroducing Bill to Establish Puerto Rico Hurricanes Commission

Enrique Fernández-Toledo, director of the Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative for the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: We congratulate Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for reintroducing legislation to establish a...

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Building a Better Energy Future in Puerto Rico

A year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s electric grid, the commonwealth should adopt best practices for reliability, affordability, and emissions reductions from leading states.

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