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Give U.S. military authority to oversee Puerto Rico relief efforts: Rubio

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 01:36

Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday called on the U.S. government to name a single authority to oversee relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday called on the U.S. government to name a single authority to oversee relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and said the U.S. Defense Department should be mostly in charge. "The military are logistical experts, they train constantly on how to maintain supply lines, communications and transport in challenging environments usually for battlefield training, but also for natural disasters. They are the best responders to natural disasters on the planet. We need to employ them. They're willing to do it but they need to be given authority," Rubio told reporters.

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Give U.S. military authority to oversee Puerto Rico relief efforts: Rubio

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 01:36