Top New York Democrats Urge Homeland Security To Help With Puerto Rico Recovery


Top New York Democrats Urge Homeland Security to Help With Puerto Rico Recovery

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, center, and U.S. Rep. José Serrano, far right, at a press conference. Nydia Velazquez/Facebook

Members of the New York City congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to take steps to facilitate a recovery plan for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
The letter, sent to Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke on Monday, calls on DHS to provide a one-year waiver of the requirements of the Marine Merchant Act of 1920, or the Jones Act, which requires that all goods shipped between waterborne ports of the United …

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