Over a month after Hurricane Maria, citizens are still facing limited access to medical help and the increasing threat of illness.
The legislation will next go to the White House for President Trump's signature.
There have been at least 74 suspected cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial illness transmitted through water, food, or soil contaminated by infected animal urine, recorded on the island so far this month.
Unlike with other hurricanes, the Trump administration holds all the cards—a good or bad thing depending on how committed it is to preparing the U.S. territory for the next major storm.
Only 400 miles of the territory’s 5,000 miles of roads are open.
Can Puerto Rico build a state-of-the-art, renewable, distributed electric system better prepared to take on the needs of the island, and any future disasters?
A timeline of the unprecedented catastrophe of Hurricane Maria.
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Voters overwhelmingly supported the decision, but there was dismal turnout.
Congress could help the territory by simply funding its Medicaid system the way they fund the states.
The virus’s prevalence in Puerto Rico threatens disaster if Congress cannot pursue long-term action.
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Congress so far has not been willing to appropriate new Zika money, nor has it agreed on a solution for the Puerto Rican debt crisis, which threatens the island with default on its $72 billion debt.
Analysts at Moody’s Investors Service also say that investors are set to take a big hit when it comes to recovering what they’re owed.
U.S. Sens. Blumenthal and Schumer co-sponsor legislation to expand the bankruptcy code for the commonwealth.
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