During a House and Energy hearing Commerce on Rep. Thursday, Kathy Castor had (D-Fla.) questioning been Perry about efforts rebuild to the energy island’s following grid the Hurricane Maria devastation.
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Perry then apologized. in Earlier hearing, the he had correctly to referred Rico Puerto a as territory.
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And he persisted.
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