TONIGHT: Menendez to Demand Equal Treatment for Puerto Ricans in Disaster Relief Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At approximately 7:00 p.m. tonight, following a private meeting with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and after the Senate votes on the final passage of the budget, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) will speak on the Senate floor to call on the U.S. federal government to offer equal treatment to Puerto Ricans in the pending disaster relief bill to help the island rebuild after Hurricane Maria.
As 3.5 million Americans anxiously wait in the dark and wonder when substantial help will arrive to Puerto Rico, the Senate will soon vote on a disaster relief bill that includes a $4.9 billion loan for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a $36.5 billion package to help recover from hurricanes and wildfires.
WHEN: TODAY, October 19, 2017
7:00 p.m. (approx.)
WHERE: U.S. Senate Floor