Warren on Puerto Rico response: I’m more outraged every day
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenInequality of student loan debt underscores possible Biden policy shift Thomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE (D-Mass.) said Friday that she is "outraged" with the pace of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico as the island struggles to recover from damage caused by two major storms.

In a series of tweets, Warren posted photos of a town hall-style event attended by Massachusetts residents concerned about family members in Puerto Rico.


"Every day, I get more & more calls from people across MA who are desperately worried about the people they love in Puerto Rico," Warren wrote.

"With every day that passes, I’m more outraged that the federal govt isn’t doing more to help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico & the [U.S. Virgin Islands]."

Warren called on Congress to pass a funding bill to help the island rebuild. Local officials estimate it could take six months for power to be fully restored to the island.

"Congress must immediately take up an appropriations bill to come to Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Islands’ aid," Warren wrote.

Democrats have blasted the Trump administration over its response to the island, which has been ravaged by two major hurricanes in the past month.

Puerto Rican officials on Friday amplified their warnings of an imminent humanitarian crisis as Trump officials scrambled to show that the situation in the U.S. island territory was a top priority.