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10/3, 9:34 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Biden: Puerto Rico to get every dollar promised

United States President Joe Biden remarked on Monday that he will make sure that Puerto Rico, which has endured severe effects of Hurricane Fiona, gets "every bit of help your country can give you" and "every dollar promised."

In his speech in Ponce in Puerto Rico, Biden noted the island acted quickly in response to similar situations, such as Hurricane Maria in 2017, which shows it is a "strong place" with "strong people" that "keep coming back up with resilience and determination."

Biden stressed he had signed an emergency declaration before the hurricane even made landfall and a major disaster declaration when it happened to make sure the federal aid reached Puerto Rico faster. He also confirmed the establishment of a federal helpline for the locals in case they need emergency help of any sort.

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