It comes after days of critics saying that the US government isn't doing enough to support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, a USA territory of almost 3.5 million people that faces months without electricity and a long rebuilding process. Puerto Rico is 1,000 miles from Miami, while countries like the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are closer.
"It's been chaos here in Puerto Rico", says Ezequiel Rodríguez-Andino, an independent radio producer in the capital, San Juan.
The 1920 law restricts shipments between U.S. ports to US-owned and operated cargo ships, thus preventing foreign-flagged ships from delivering relief aid to the U.S. territory.
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The Category 4 storm made landfall in Puerto Rico, a US territory, September 20. "Top priorities", he said would be "food, water and medical". "We right now have our top people from FEMA, and they have been there". Republicans and Democrats had urged Trump to waive the Jones Act. They said they have not received a "formal" request, which typically comes from the Defense secretary or from a shipper seeking to move cargo. He said demolished airports and seaports have made it hard to get aid and personnel to the stricken island. "Every day that goes by in some of these areas that do not have electricity or communications, the situation grows graver".
While the Department of Homeland Security can waive the act - and has in many instances, like after Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and, more recently, Hurricane Harvey and Huricane Irma - it has chosen not to do so for Puerto Rico.
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The Trump administration is restricting members of Congress from making official visits as part of official delegations to the hurricane-battered U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, congressional sources from both parties said Wednesday.
The initial phase of disaster response is underway, Montano says, but the response is going to take many years.
"There are still a lot of logistical challenges in Puerto Rico", Rubio said.
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USA states and territories typically cover 25% of the costs, with the federal government paying the remaining 75%.