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Moulton among Mass. pols who went to Puerto Rico

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton. (Charlie Neibergall, AP file photo)

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) was among a group of Bay State legislators to visit Puerto Rico Thursday, according to a spokesman.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led the trip to conduct oversight of Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. The delegation will survey the damage, assess the work and resources necessary to help the island recover, and talk with residents and government officials to discuss how best to support the people of Puerto Rico, Warren’s office said.

The Massachusetts congressional delegation are expected to return Friday night. In addition to Moulton, the trip includes Sen. Edward J. Markey and Reps. Richard Neal, James McGovern, Michael Capuano, Niki Tsongas, and Katherine Clark.

“Far too many of our fellow U.S. citizens are still without electricity and the resources they need to rebuild. Even before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Massachusetts was the proud home of 300,000 Puerto Ricans  and thousands more have come to the Bay State since Hurricane Maria upended their lives,” said the delegation members in a statement. “We’re going to Puerto Rico to see firsthand the devastation on the island and how we can help our fellow citizens along the path to a full recovery. We have not forgotten our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. They can count on us.”

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