Eve Levin // 10/8/17 //
President Trump attacked the mayor of San Juan for “poor leadership” on Twitter, then deleted the tweets (WaPo).
The U.S. general overseeing disaster relief in Puerto Rico announced his plans to increase hospital access as more troops arrive to the island (WaPo).
The experiences of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy show that the Trump administration’s rebuilding process in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico must emphasize risk mitigation (LegalPlanet).
The Trump administration asked Congress for $29 billion to fund relief in Puerto Rico and other hurricane-damaged areas (NYT).
The White House stepped back from President Trump’s pledge to wipe out Puerto Rico’s debt (NYT).
The Jones Act is making it harder to get supplies to Puerto Rico, and Americans’ disinterest in the Act is part of the problem, writes Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy.