Pelosi Statement on Super Typhoon Yutu Recovery Needs in the Northern Mariana Islands

Oct 29, 2018
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on disaster recovery needs in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands following Super Typhoon Yutu, which claimed at least one life:

“Our fellow Americans in the Mariana Islands have endured a storm of staggering force and destructiveness.  We are praying for the families and communities who were hit, and for the brave first responders who have rushed to help.
 
“We are grateful for the tireless leadership of Congressman Sablan, who immediately began working to ensure the federal government keeps its moral obligation to our fellow Americans in the aftermath of this disaster.  The powerful and respected voice he brings to Washington, on both sides of the aisle, will be invaluable in ensuring the Mariana Islands receive the help they need to rebuild strong as ever.  
 
“Every American is owed this solemn promise, whether they live in the territories or the mainland: that in the critical months of recovery to come, their government will do everything it can save lives and make them whole.” 

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