Congressman McGovern (second from right) joins Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Richard Neal and Seth Moulton in meeting with Massachusetts State Police officers volunteering to help with the recovery effort in Puerto Rico.
Lawmakers Survey Recovery Efforts, Highlight Need for More Aid
Congressman Jim McGovern, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and other lawmakers from the Massachusetts congressional delegation were in Puerto Rico yesterday to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria. They met with volunteers and rescue workers on the ground and highlighted the need for more aid to continue recovery efforts.
“Far too many of our fellow U.S. citizens are still without electricity and the resources they need to rebuild. Even before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Massachusetts was the proud home of 300,000 Puerto Ricans – and thousands more have come to the Bay State since Hurricane Maria upended their lives,” said McGovern, Warren
and the delegation members in a statement.
The statement continues: “We’re [in] Puerto Rico to see firsthand the devastation on the island and how we can help our fellow citizens along the path to a full recovery. We have not forgotten our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico – they can count on us.”
Congressman McGovern and the Massachusetts lawmakers will visit Hospital de Niño in San Juan, which helps children with autism and special needs.
McGovern and the delegation will then receive a briefing from federal disaster and homeland security officials at the Joint Field Office in Guaynabo on relief efforts.
Additionally, the delegation will tour a health center in Loiza and a shelter in Canóvanas, before flying back to Washington.