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Puerto Rico May Get $2 Billion for Power Grid, Governor Says

  • Federal funds would help rebuilding after Hurricane Maria
  • Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands to receive $6.8 billion
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A Tale of Two Puerto Ricos

Puerto Rico’s electric utility would receive $2 billion of federal funds to help repair the damage left by Hurricane Maria under a deal reached in Congress, Governor Ricardo Rossello said.

U.S. House and Senate leadership have agreed to allocate more than $6.8 billion of disaster relief aid to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, mostly to cover Medicaid costs, Rossello said in a statement Wednesday. Puerto Rico would receive another $2 billion for energy infrastructure.