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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Statement on Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands


Sep 26, 2017
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) issued the following statement today calling for additional aid to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria:

“Residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are experiencing a humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of two deadly hurricanes. We need to mobilize federal resources quickly and effectively to deliver assistance to families on both islands who are without power and in desperate need of food, water, medical care and a whole host of live-saving services. With such a serious crisis before us, Congress must put politics aside and pass a comprehensive aid package for these American families and communities in need.”