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September 23, 2022

Demings, Jackson Lee, Barragan, Torres to Visit Puerto Rico

(WASHINGTON) – On Sunday, September 25th, 2022, the Committee on Homeland Security will conduct an official site visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico and other areas of the island to observe conditions and the Federal response to Hurricane Fiona. Joining Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Subcommittee Chairwoman Val Demings (D-FL) are Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY). The delegation will meet with Federal officials to survey the damages caused by Hurricane Fiona.

Rep. Val Demings said, “The health and safety of the American people is my number one priority. It is critical that we hear directly from Puerto Rican communities and first responders on the ground so that we can evaluate Puerto Rico’s needs and FEMA’s response. We know that this storm is yet another blow on top of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Maria – a recovery that has taken far too long.

“We cannot repeat the mistakes of the past. The people of Puerto Rico deserve the best that we can deliver, and I will be expecting to see an extremely high level of professionalism, attention, urgency, and effective action from FEMA and other partners on the ground. We must make families and communities whole. Five years since Hurricane Maria, I am committed to make sure that Puerto Rico has everything they need to rebuild.”

Event details:

WHAT: Official site visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL)

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY)

Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA)

WHEN: Sunday, September 25

WHERE: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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