The Federal Tax Code needs to be changed! Puerto Rico is not “foreign!”

Congress and the Trump Administration must take steps to restore stability to the island.

The crisis could be extremely costly for the people of Puerto Rico and U.S. taxpayers alike.

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By James Ellsmoor, Forbes After the catastrophe caused by 2017’s Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans were left without electricity for months. Now, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has put forward a plan to radically reform electricity access on the Caribbean island. The latest draft of the integrated resource plan (IRP) has been greeted… read more

By Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News The federal government’s response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the mainland was faster and more “generous” — in terms of resources and funds — than its assistance to Puerto Rico before and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a newly released study. By analyzing federal spending estimates… read more

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC AUSTIN, Texas — The overwhelming majority of Latinos in Congress are Democrats and now that their party is in charge in the U.S. House, they want Puerto Rico’s recovery to be a priority. To that end, more than 30 Democratic members of Congress — mostly members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,… read more

By Mireya Navarro, The New York Times For as long as I can remember growing up in Puerto Rico, El Morro, the indestructible fort with the endless lawns at the entrance to San Juan harbor, was where you went to fly a kite. And on a recent sunny afternoon, just as expected, a couple and… read more

By Laura Strickler, Nicole Acevedo and Suzy Khimm, NBC WASHINGTON — The HUD official considered by many to be crucial to both the agency’s smooth operation and to Puerto Rico recovery efforts resigned Monday and will transition out of the role in January. As deputy secretary of HUD, Pam Patenaude ran operations at the $50… read more