"I can't deny that the Puerto Rico of now is different from that of a week ago". Other opponents of the law say it forces New Englanders to pay more for propane, holds up salt supplies to clear snowstorms in New Jersey and raises electricity rates in Florida.
A telephone technician tries to fix the lines in Punta Santiago, Humacao, in the east of Puerto Rico, on September 27, one week after the passage of Hurricane Maria.
But Maria knocked out the U.S. territory's entire power grid, crippling its water and sewage treatment system.
"We can use more help", Cruz said.
The Trump administration had said a waiver was not needed for Puerto Rico because there were enough USA -flagged ships available to ferry goods to the island. Many people are unable to work or run their businesses because diesel to run generators is in short supply or they can't spend all day waiting for gas to fill their auto.
"They're not giving us any information", said Castellanos, a business consultant. We are USA citizens. "We are supposed to be treated equally".
Ricardo Rossello, the island's governor, has called its devastation an unprecedented natural disaster. "It is meant to ensure we have enough fuel and commodities to support lifesaving efforts, respond to the storm, and restore critical services and critical infrastructure operations in the wake of these devastating storms".
It was the third major hurricane to affect the United States in less than a month, following Harvey in Texas and Irma, which ranked as the most powerful Atlantic storm on record before thrashing several Caribbean islands and Florida.
But the transport of relief supplies has been hampered by roads rendered impassable by fallen trees or flooding. "Right now we are dealing with a crisis, so we need Congress and we need the president to step up".
"I don't know how much worse it's going to get", Cortes said as he joined other motorists stopping on a bridge over a river in northern Puerto Rico to catch a faint cellphone signal.
The Jones Act was first passed during at the start of an era when the USA moved towards protectionism and isolationism after the First World War.
Lawmakers, including Senator John McCain of Arizona, had pushed the government to waive the Act. The act had the unintended effect of making it twice as expensive to ship things from the USA mainland to Puerto Rico as it is to ship things to other foreign parts of the world, according to Senator John McCain's office. Trucks will deliver the goods to a Delta Cargo plane scheduled to fly to Puerto Rico on Monday.
This means aid from countries such as the nearby Dominican Republic can not directly be sent to the devastated island.
In signing a 10-day waiver that covers all products being shipped to Puerto Rico, Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Elaine Duke side-stepped that controversy.
Guardiola said they can not take Shakhtar lightly and that it is strong group with Dutch champions Feyenoord also in the mix. City have experimented with a number of formations already this season, often switching between a 3 or a 4 man defence.
Additionally, several telethons have been held to benefit Puerto Rico including on Univision and Telemundo. But Trump chose not to use the platform to comment on the situation in Puerto Rico over the weekend.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz offered a positive credit report as well: "Looking at them in person, they're playing at a high level". He finished with seven tackles and two sacks. "A night like tonight's can really improve Juwan's confidence", Franklin said.
Mr Trump recently said the wall should be see-through, in order to prevent people from being hit on the head with sacks of drugs . Funding to extend the wall beyond its distance of 654 miles (1,046 kilometers) is in doubt.
Emerging sentiment about balance, following years of oversupply, has been supportive of crude oil prices during recent sessions. Brent Crude for November delivery rose $1.60, or 2.81 percent, at $58.46 a barrel by 12:52 p.m.
McCain in late July dramatically cast the third and fatal Republican vote against an earlier Obamacare repeal bill. Susan Collins of ME seems a near-certain opponent while Alaska's Lisa Murkowski is still undecided.
Markle kept it casual for the occasion and opted for a white button-down shirt, distressed jeans, and pair of Sarah Flint flats . The week-long event will see 550 competitors from 17 nations competing against one another in 12 different sports.
However, their UEFA Champions League fixture tonight isn't going to be an easy outing at the Russian capital against CSKA Moscow . With Belgium already qualified for the World Cup, Mourinho hopes Fellaini will be rested during the global break next week.
The " Suits " actress looked chic and fab in her white button-down shirt, light blue jeans and tan heels. Wales during his 10 years in the British Army, previously hosted the games in London and Orlando.
Ten days ago, it earned the venerable late-night show 9 Emmy awards - the most for any program - including Variety Sketch Series. As we previously mentioned, this Saturday's premiere will be hosted by Ryan Gosling with musical guest Jay-Z.
More than 75,000 people were evacuated over the past few days as Agung has experienced hundreds of internal volcanic earthquakes. The alert status of Agung was raised to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity.
Hurricane Maria Moves Northward, Affecting East Coast
Red "No Swimming" flags are flying again today (Sun., 9.24.17) in Nags Head due to risky surf from Hurricane #Maria . The BBC reported Friday that buses were "currently evacuating people from the area as quickly as they can".
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Sydney airport chaos as system outage grounds planes
ASA said the glitch had now been resolved but the airlines expected disruptions to continue as they dealt with a massive backlog. Passengers were left facing hours of delays when the air traffic control software failed about 5am.