WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) joined a congressional delegation visit to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands focusing on hurricane recovery efforts. The delegation includes fifteen Democratic Members of the House of Representatives and is led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
“A year after the hurricanes hit, too many families in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still without clean water, without power, and without roofs on their homes,” said Rep. Terri Sewell. “Our delegation visit will bring attention to this ongoing crisis and needed oversight to federal recovery efforts. This Administration’s neglect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after they were devastated by Hurricane Maria is nothing short of disgraceful. We have a responsibility to help our fellow Americans recover from one of the worst natural disasters of this decade. As another hurricane season approaches, the need for action is urgent.”
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.