Trump lifts Puerto Rico shipping restrictions

A Portland woman was among those anxious about family members enduring worsening conditions in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria struck the island. Puerto Rico is 1,000 miles from Miami, while countries like the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are closer. The Chelsea Collaborative is also hosting a donation drive to aid in the relief effort in Puerto Rico.

He said he has been speaking with members of Congress from both parties who have supported an emergency waiver.

The Jones Act requires that all goods shipped between USA ports be carried by American owned-and-operated ships.

Most of the country remains without power, and many are without food, water and fuel.

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Meanwhile, Puerto Rico doesn't have enough fuel to fill trucks to deliver supplies that have arrived in ports. John McCain to waive the act, said it is not "legally allowed to waive the Jones Act to make goods cheaper".

Rosselló and other Puerto Rican officials have since applauded the response of the Trump administration. They said they have not received a "formal" request, which typically comes from the Defense secretary or from a shipper seeking to move cargo.

Rossello said Puerto Rico's power grid is destroyed, leaving virtually the entire island in the dark. There's destruction across the island, and people need basic resources to even start the recovery process - there's not much hospitals can do without electricity or diesel.

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Juana Matos resident Hector Rosa walks through a flooded area after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

To speed the relief effort, the Army was setting up a forward headquarters on the ground in Puerto Rico to get more water, food and medical aid to the 3.4 million US citizens on the island who have mostly been without power and communications since Maria hit last week.

The fastest way is by donating money to trusted charitable organizations that can purchase what victims need.

"There are still a lot of logistical challenges in Puerto Rico", Rubio said. "I think we've done a very good job".

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