Representatives Call for Hearing on Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery

Fourteen U.S. representatives sent a letter to House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-UT), calling on him to hold a hearing to evaluate disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The letter is in response to a recently published Harvard study in the New England Journal of Medicine estimating the death toll from the hurricane to be upwards of 4,646, far higher than the official death toll of 64.

“It is our responsibility to be honest about the shortcomings of the Trump Administration’s response to this disaster, provide answers to the Puerto Rican people, and take immediate steps to correct any outstanding inadequacies,” the representatives stated. “A timely hearing would contribute to each of these aims.”

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