House Natural Resources Committee

Insular Affairs Subcommittee

Puerto Rico’s Post-Disaster Reconstruction & Power Grid Development

1324 Longworth
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET, in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building and via Cisco Webex, the Committee on Natural Resources Office of Insular Affairs will hold a hybrid oversight hearing on “Puerto Rico’s Post-Disaster Reconstruction & Power Grid Development.”

The Committee will receive testimony from key stakeholders regarding federal and local post-disaster reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico following recent natural disasters, including Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Fiona, and the 2020 earthquakes. The hearing will also examine the restoration and modernization of Puerto Rico’s power grid.

This hearing was originally scheduled for September but postponed due to Hurricane Ian.

Invited Witnesses

Panel I
  • Pedro Pierluisi, Governor of Puerto Rico
  • Manuel Laboy, Executive Director; Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction, and Resiliency
  • William Rodríguez, Secretary, Puerto Rico Department of Housing
  • Wayne Stensby, President & CEO, LUMA Energy Corporation
Panel II
  • Charlotte Gossett Navarro, Puerto Rico Chief Director, Hispanic Federation
  • Ruth Santiago, Community Environmental Lawyer
  • Emilio Colón-Zavala, Board Member, Puerto Rico Builders Association
  • Eduardo Pardo, President, Puerto Rico Chapter, Associated General Contractors