Puerto Rico’s September 4-10, 2017 political week in tweets
Puerto Rico feels the effects of Hurricane Irma
Puerto Rico breathes sigh of relief as spared Irma's worst https://t.co/MhFMIb8zLL pic.twitter.com/Puj7XCKuUl
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 8, 2017
The US territory of Puerto Rico was spared the worst of Hurricane Irma’s damages, but still had widespread effects.
DHS waives Jones Act
Wait, @DHS can waive The Jones Act? Can it be permanent? #PuertoRico #IrmaPR pic.twitter.com/ulfZ9bGqwx
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) September 8, 2017
Several measures by the federal government went into effect because of the hurricane, including a temporary waiver of the Jones Act.
Fears for the economy
Did Irma's Off-Center Lashing of Puerto Rico Worsen Its Economy? – NBC News https://t.co/XYmxMwrdHO
— Nat'l PRican Chamber (@NPRChamber) September 8, 2017
Irma could have devastating effects on Puerto Rico’s economy.
Frente por Puerto Rico begins efforts
Productive first trip for Frente por Puerto Rico https://t.co/nAWDe8W16X via @CaribBusiness @Mercader1 @ricardorossello @SecAsuntosPR
— PRFAA (@PRFAA) September 8, 2017
The goverment led Frente por Puerto Rico is becoming more active looking for solutions to Puerto Rico’s problems.
Bipartisan praise for Governor Rosselló’s handling of crisis
Mi agradecimiento al Gobernador @ricardorossello y a su equipo de trabajo por el manejo responsable y sosegado de esta emergencia. 🇵🇷
— Manuel Natal Albelo (@manuelnatal) September 7, 2017
In what some call an unprecedented event, members of the opposition party were vocal in their praise of Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his administration’s handling of the hurricane’s passing and aftermath.