While visiting Puerto Rico, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called on the federal government to approve a federal aid package to rebuild the $94.4 billion in damages that the island has incurred following Hurricane Maria.
The Governor was touring the current state of the recovery operations Saturday.
"Puerto Rico still faces a long road to recovery, and the federal government should not only be ashamed of itself for the way it has handled this crisis, but for treating Puerto Ricans as second-class citizens," Governor Cuomo said. "It's time for Congress to give this matter the attention it deserves and fully fund Puerto Rico's $94.4 billion recovery plan without delay."
Approximately one-third of the island's power remains offline, with an estimated $17.7 billion in damages. The island suffered approximately $31 billion in housing damages.