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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

LARSON MEETS WITH RESIDENT COMMISSIONER JENNIFFER GONZÁLEZ-COLÓN OF PUERTO RICO

November 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. John Larson had a productive meeting with Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon of Puerto Rico on the recovery efforts happening in Puerto Rico and the path forward. Rep. Larson has previously called on additional support outside of the supplemental emergency assistance that was passed in the recent budget. He is calling on Congress to ensure a sustainable and efficient recovery for our fellow Americans on the islands.

“The Islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands remain in critical condition. As it stands, 70% of Puerto Rico remains without electricity in addition to lacking sufficient potable water. After a constructive conversation with my Republican colleague, Commissioner Gonzalez Colon, we discussed opportunities to join effort from both the public and private sectors, and agreed that we can work with one another from across the aisle and find the best path forward for Puerto Rico. The path to recovery will certainly be a joint effort and I pledged my full support to do whatever is need to help those who have been so severely affected by Hurricane Maria.” Congressman Larson said.