WHO: PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR Ricardo Rosselló
Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne
Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady
Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico)
Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI-07)
Representative Dan Donovan (R-NY-11)
Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL-23)
Representative Joseph Crowley (D-NY-14)
WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017, 1:10 p.m. EDT
WHERE: CENTRO DE CONVENCIONES, First Floor Press Room,
100 Convention Blvd, San Juan, PR, 00907-4900
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – This congressional delegation will view hurricane damage, meet with residents and first responders, and take questions from reporters. The media availability will be limited to 15 minutes for questions and answers after opening statements.
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