WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) met with Fifth District constituents from St. Mary’s County to discuss the federal government’s response to the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico.
“I appreciated the opportunity to meet with some of my constituents from St. Mary’s County this afternoon, many of whom have family in Puerto Rico,” said Congressman Hoyer. “It’s inconceivable that more than a month after two major hurricanes hit the island, millions of our fellow citizens are still without electricity, access to clean drinking water and food, and telecom services. It is shameful that Americans are living like this, and I am particularly concerned about those who are living in the interior of the island, where they are not receiving adequate assistance.”
“The 3.4 million American citizens living in Puerto Rico must have every federal resource made available as they rebuild after these devastating storms,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “I will continue to urge the Trump Administration to immediately deploy additional resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and take every step necessary to address this humanitarian crisis.”