Trump, Ryan Clear the way for Government Cash to Puerto Rico

Trump, Ryan Clear the way for Government Cash to Puerto Rico

Trump, Ryan Clear the way for Government Cash to Puerto Rico

President Trump has waived the Jones Act for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, allowing foreign ships to bring much-need supplies to the US territory's ports.

USA president Donald Trump today waived a law that had been limiting the number of boats that can deliver aid to Puerto Rico-eight days after hurricane Maria devastated the island.

After the 10-day period, the waiver can be extended if needed, DHS spokesman David Lapan told CNN.

The Jones Act waiver, which is good for 10 days, will allow foreign-flagged ships, to bring aid to Puerto Rico from USA ports and from foreign ports. Because Puerto Rico is a territory of the US, its citizens are American citizens, too - free to locate anywhere in the country they wish. Critics say the law makes shipments to places such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico more expensive.

"It's a big deployment, it's the biggest that we've had in my time as governor, but I think the desperate nature of the situation in Puerto Rico merits that level of response", said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in announcing the move Friday afternoon. "It is meant to ensure we have enough fuel and commodities to support lifesaving efforts, respond to the storm, and restore critical services and critical infrastructure operations in the wake of these devastating storms", said Acting Secretary Duke.

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Miranda went on to commend Cruz for her work in Puerto Rico. In deference to this fact, the Trump administration waived the Jones Act for Houston after Harvey and Florida after Irma. Eight members of Congress asked the administration on Monday to temporarily waive the law in order to permit the import of life-saving relief after Hurricane Maria. But if you want send cargo by ship, according to the Jones Act, the ship has to be American made.

The law, known as the Jones Act, limits the number of ships that can be sent to Puerto Rico, a US territory, and thus the amount of relief supplies that have come in since the hurricane.

The Umbrella singer, who is from Barbados, another island in the Caribbean, posted an image of the front page of Wednesday's (27Sep17) New York Daily News reporting on Puerto Ricans' distress.

"I am very concerned by the Department's decision not to waive the Jones Act for current relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis following Hurricane Maria", McCain wrote to acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke this week.

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