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Puerto Rico Governor To Trump: Don't Leave Us Out Of Coronavirus Stimulus

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Puerto Rico’s governor is urging President Donald Trump not to leave out the island territory as Congress works on a federal stimulus package in response to COVID-19. 

The governor sent a letter to the president asking that the measure contain language included in a House bill approved in December. 

That bill provided more than $4 billion for Puerto Rico after a series of earthquakes damaged homes, roads and infrastructure. 

The governor also asked for $1 billion for food assistance and that any relief for the tourism industry include Puerto Rico. 

Fewer than 10 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Puerto Rico.  


Amy Green covered the environment for WMFE until 2023. Her work included the 2020 podcast DRAINED.