Not so. One of our more benighted statutes, the century-old Jones Act, prohibits foreign-owned, foreign-staffed ships from carrying cargo between US ports.
Waiving restrictions on foreign vessels that carry cargo to Puerto Rico "could overwhelm the system, creating unnecessary backlogs and causing confusion on the distribution of critical supplies throughout the island,"' said Thomas Allegretti, the group's chairman.
A week after Maria, many hospitals are still shut down and the few that are open are operating with just emergency generator power. The delivery of relief supplies has been complicated by disruption of telephone service and roads still damaged by flooding or left impassable by fallen trees and debris.
Puerto Rico was recently hit by Hurricane Maria when it was a category 4 hurricane, making it the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico since 1928.
"We need truck drivers", he said, adding he had asked the Department of Defense to send troops to help with transportation. Kaitlyn Lahm, spokesperson for Samaritan's Purse, said the plane landed on Sunday with supplies for 6,000 families and returned with more supplies to reach another 1,500 households yesterday.
"But we have a lot of shippers and a lot of people who work in the shipping industry who don't want the Jones Act lifted", he told reporters.
About 9,500 containers of supplies were sitting at the Port of San Juan Thursday morning, said Yennifer Alvarez, spokeswoman for Puerto Rico's governor.
In Puerto Rico, doctors' offices and walk-in clinics haven't reopened since the storm.
These pictures show how Hurricane Maria has reduced the lush green landscape of Puerto Rico to a muddy brown in images captured from space.
Shortly before meeting Trump Thursday, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke issued a statement saying, "This waiver will ensure that over the next ten days, all options are available to move and distribute goods to the people of Puerto Rico".
He says President Donald Trump has waived a matching funds requirement, which means the cash-strapped island won't have to contribute to the initial costs of the federal assistance.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in a tweet, noted that the administration "has finally waived" the Jones Act.
"I got lucky: My AT&T cellphone worked in much of metro San Juan, so I could email my story every evening after typing or dictating my story into the Notes app", said Mazzei, who is now back on the mainland.
But Kelly's is a unique move, one from a more partisan-skewing outlet, enduring an uncommon the level of scrutiny. Kelly asked Turner: "Is it true that you became a lawyer -and you became gay - because of Will?" - Omar L.
The " Mossos " - as they are often referred to in Catalonia - are the largest police force in the northeastern region. That support has been waning in recent months as Spain's national and regional economies have begun thriving.
So they aim for the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Mattis said , "where at least we hope no ships are around". When asked if they might include the use of lethal force, he replied: "I don't want to go into that".
Cardin said any "red notices" issued by the Palestinians "will not be recognized in many countries, including the United States". The Palestinians needed the support of at least two-thirds of the member countries to be accepted.
She was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital but where she is undergoing surgery and in critical condition. The officer was wearing a protective vest and their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Haas said the commission is seeking more specific information, including when the scanning activity occurred in 2016. After his win, Trump created a commission headed by Vice President Mike Pence to investigate voter fraud nationwide.
Well, there's been a lot of consistency with model runs over the last several days that show the storm keeping well off shore. And one week before monster category 5 Hurricane Irma ripped through the Carribean before making landfall in Florida.
In a one-and-only such test in 1962, the US launched a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile from a submerged submarine. Earthquakes detected in North Korea were probably not caused by explosions, CTBTO says .
An independence referendum could disrupt the global fight against the Islamic State, which will not end for several more months. His comments were echoed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a speech at the UN General Assembly yesterday.
It was her 10th Emmy win overall, including producing credits on " Seinfeld ", "Old Christine" and " Veep ". She is also tied to Cloris Leachman for having the most individual Primetime Emmy Awards of any performer.
Brent oil rallies as hopes grow OPEC will extend output deal
Puerto Rico was devastated by the impact of Irma and Hurricane Maria, which hit the USA island territory as a Category 4 storm. Front month Nymex crude for November delivery entered bull-market territory Monday, rising more than 3% to $52.22.
When will Uber stop operating in London?
If true, these alarming events provide ample reason for TfL to remove Uber from the city's roads. Uber said it will appeal, during which time it can continue operating.
WWE Raw: Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman have tense interview
The Miz is the best intercontinental champion the WWE has had in ages - and he will go down as one of the best to hold the belt. The Undertaker already passed the torch to Roman at Wrestlemania and now Cena is doing the same for him at No Mercy .
Ali smashes ton as England bt West Indies
Moeen, who was dropped on 87 and then the ball before he was dismissed, eventually fell for 102 off 57 deliveries. Only Jos Buttler, from 46 balls against Pakistan in 2015, has ever got there faster for England .
Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile During Military Parade
General Assembly of building "dangerous" missiles and exporting violence to Yemen, Syria and other parts of the region. Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, Press TV reported on Saturday.
New Zealand election ends in stalemate
Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won 46 percent of the vote, according to the electoral commission on Sunday. Winston Peters, the party chief of the New Zealand First Party, however, refused to say which party he would side with.
US Establishes First Permanent Military Base in Israel
One Patriot missile intercepted the drone in the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights, the IDF said. In April, Israel unveiled David's Sling, which was jointly developed with the USA and targets medium-range threats.