Hearing on Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

November 14, 2017
09:30 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The full committee hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. EST in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

The purpose of this hearing is to provide oversight of hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes.  Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski

    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Kenneth Mapp

    United States Virgin Islands
  • The Honorable Ricardo Rosselló Nevares

    Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • The Honorable Bruce Walker

    Assistant Secretary
    Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Major General Donald E. Jackson Jr.

    Deputy Commanding General
    Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Ricardo Ramos

    Executive Director
    Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
  • Mr. Julio Rhymer Sr.

    Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
    Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
  • Mr. José H. Román Morales PE

    Acting Chairman
    Puerto Rico Energy Commission
  • Ms. Natalie Jaresko

    Executive Director
    Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico