After San Juan's Mayor Begged for Help, Trump Attacked Her on Twitter

San Juan Mayor Pushes Trump On Hurricane Response

San Juan Mayor Pushes Trump On Hurricane Response

The decision to waive the flight policy for Puerto Rico may be why Trump claims he's received rave reviews for his administration's response to the tragedy in Puerto Rico, which is now struggling with a lack of drivers to move aid from ports to victims.

The White House authorized a waiver on Thursday to loosen shipping rules regarding Puerto Rico that island officials say would be a significant help for recovery efforts. But some argue that the islanders will need those lower prices to stretch well beyond 10 days.

The Jones Act is a piece of legislation from 1920 that has prevented foreign flagged ships from delivering emergency aid from USA ports to Puerto Rico.

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The law was put in place in 1920 and makes it twice as expensive to ship things from the USA mainland to Puerto Rico as it is to ship from any other port in the world. Critics say the law makes shipments to places such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico more expensive.

But many people remain desperate for necessities, most urgently water, and nearly all of the island's 3.4 million residents - who are United States citizens - are without without power, with even hospitals are relying on generators.

Puerto Rico's population of 3.4 million American citizens is in the throes of a humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which killed 16 people and ravaged the islands electricity grid. "It is meant to ensure we have enough fuel and commodities to support lifesaving efforts, respond to the storm, and restore critical services and critical infrastructure operations in the wake of these devastating storms", said Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke in a statement.

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Ryan, meanwhile, said a "huge capital injection will occur in two days" to help Puerto Rico recover. When the Homeland Security Department earlier this week declined to issue a similar waiver for Puerto Rico, it said port capacity was the bigger obstacle. Foreign ships can dock once in a USA port and cannot bounce from port to port delivering (or picking up) goods. But if you want send cargo by ship, according to the Jones Act, the ship has to be American made.

Acting Homeland Secretary Elaine Duke used the phrase Thursday on the White House driveway, saying the federal response to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story" and adding that "the relief effort is under control".

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