Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick will be joining residents of Puerto Rico in their home territory for Thanksgiving Thursday. This is the third consecutive year the representative will make this trip.
Fitzpatrick began traveling to Puerto Rico for the holiday after Hurricane Maria struck the island in Sept. 2017. Millions lost power, and the hurricane wiped out 70 percent of Puerto Rico’s agricultural industry.
“Following years of devastating hurricanes, the infrastructure of Puerto Rico is in critical condition. The damage to power lines, water pipes and roads has many families in my district concerned about the wellbeing of our fellow Americans,” said Rep. Fitzpatrick. “The people of Puerto Rico deserve the unwavering support of their government and its lawmakers. I look forward to returning to the island to visit with first responders, officials, and residents to review and discuss the recovery effort.”
During his visit, the Congressman plans to meet officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Puerto Rican Joint Recovery Office, and members of The Salvation Army.
Fitzpatrick’s visit last Thanksgiving in 2018 involved meeting with Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-AL) and her constituents.