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Bishop Announces Members Forum to Discuss Rescue and Recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 28, 2017 -

Today, Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) announced a member forum on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM to discuss potential legislative actions within the Committee’s judication to reinforce ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Chairman Bishop issued the following statement regarding the Committee’s upcoming efforts:

“Millions of American citizens on the mainland and our U.S. territories continue to face extreme hardship due to the devastation of recent hurricanes. In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the situation remains particularly dire as flooding, downed infrastructure and power outages impede food and water from reaching large populations. In many areas, the magnitude of the destruction is unprecedented. This forum is a starting point as we evaluate policies and programs within our jurisdiction to support emergency response, help mitigate the loss of human life and hasten the path to recovery.”


Member forum on supporting rescue and recovery in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands


Wednesday, October 4
3:00 PM



Note:  Members will be available to the media following the event at 4:00 PM.

Members of the media must RSVP to Molly.Block@mail.house.gov in order to attend. 

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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