Menendez Fights for Equal Treatment for Puerto Rico
When Hurricane Maria ravaged the island 3.4 million Americans call home, leaving behind historic devastation, Sen. Menendez helped lead the fight in the Senate to fight for Puerto Rico. Since the Hurricane struck the island, Menendez has:
Visited Puerto Ricoto survey the devastation, gauge the federal response, and meet with local officials and residents on the ground to assess how Congress can help provide necessary resources.
Lead Senate-wide call to immediately suspend the Austerity Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico that was drafted before the hurricanes devastated the island, and lists a series of necessary steps to stem the immediate crisis and begin the task of formulating a new fiscal plan that matches the reality on the ground.