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US should scrap shipping restrictions on storm-ravaged Puerto Rico — McCain

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US should scrap shipping restrictions on storm-ravaged Puerto Rico — McCain

US should scrap shipping restrictions on storm-ravaged Puerto Rico — McCain

"This includes ensuring any and all maritime assets can access the island to deliver aid, regardless of their Jones Act status".

McCain, a longtime critic of the rule, urged the government to reconsider - and to take the opportunity to scrap the Jones Act for good.

Remember the context here. Scores of others waited with them.

A mountain of food, water and other vital supplies has arrived in Puerto Rico's main Port of San Juan. Bankruptcy court records show that Puerto Rico's Tourism Development Fund made a claim of $32,606,821, essentially leaving Puerto Rican taxpayers on the hook for the better part of $33 million. As Cook points out, those closest to the situation and with the most political skin in the game say that the federal response has been laudable. Hotels weren't taking reservations.

"I think they care, I think they want to respond", Rubio said. "Not at all. I have plenty of time on my hands". Many of these loads have been delivered, are in transport, or will be readied for transport in the coming days.

SpaceX - which Musk founded in 2002, a year before the birth of Tesla - is known mostly for its disruptive arrival to the commercial space industry. Power is out across the island. Three seaports are open and five are open with restrictions.

If Rubio can't stare down Big Sugar, and Trump can't translate his version of populism into helping an actual population of suffering people instead of a withering industry, how on earth will they locate the courage to overhaul the tax code? Airlines are having trouble printing boarding passes. He said he believed the military was best positioned for such a challenge.

But opponents argue it's an anachronistic piece of legislation that unnecessarily raises the cost of imported goods for the island economy of Puerto Rico. Ever the snob, Clinton stated, with no apparent basis, "I'm not sure he knows that Puerto Ricans are American citizens". The vessels are also required to carry American crews.

"Trump's Katrina?" asked The Washington Post in a daily newsletter on Thursday.

- U.S. Northern Command is developing an enhanced logistical capability designed around a sustainment brigade and able to provide logistical command and control, transportation, supply distribution, movement control and engineering capabilities.

"This is truly a total disaster". A Marine expeditionary unit also came to assist.

Maria devastated several islands in the region, including Dominica and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

"We're stuck here. There's no phone to call people, there's no water, there's no ice, there's no nothing", said Navarro, 26.

Dominican Sister Donna Markham, CEO of Catholic Charities USA, is making plans to go to Puerto Rico as soon as it is possible, according to the agency.

While the spaceships and their passengers hang out in orbit, the rocket will return to Earth and quickly prepare to send up another payload: fuel. As soon as it was safe, they were on scene and providing assistance.

Subscribe to Canada Free Press for FREEWhat? Beniquez slept at the airport Tuesday.

On Friday, he's expected to clue us in on what's changed.

During a congressional hearing with the secretary of homeland security Wednesday, Sen. "So that was not too late, it was not even too early - it was just the right thing to do proactively". "This has unique components to it that makes it different from Irma that hit Florida.or Harvey that hit Texas". People were sweating through the night, sleeping on steel chairs.

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