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Federal Government Must Do Everything in Its Power to Help Puerto Rico Recover, CEPR Co-Director Says

Relief Measures Should Include Stimulus Package, Debt Relief, Medicaid Funding, Permanently Lifting the Jones Act
Washington, DC —(ENEWSPF)—September 29, 2017

Authored By: Center for Economic and Policy Research

The federal government must enact a series of urgent measures to assist Puerto Rico as it struggles to recover from hurricanes Maria and Irma, Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today. These should include: debt relief; a significant fiscal stimulus package to fund the recovery efforts and jump-start the austerity-ravaged economy; allowing Puerto Rico the same Medicaid funding as US states and the permanent . . .

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