Much still needs to be done in Puerto Rico - a government website today said that just 21 percent of the island has power, while 71 percent now have running water.
"Treat us the same as citizens in Texas, Florida and elsewhere, we will come out of this stronger," the Governor said.
Earlier, the Governor was on Capitol Hill, asking for extra help in a supplemental hurricane relief bill that is expected to come up on the Senate floor next week, urging Senators to include more aid in that package for Puerto Rico.
"Puerto Rico doesn't have another month and a half to address the liquidity issues that it is confronting," said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is also asking for billions more in aid for his own state, hit hard by Hurricane Irma.
Not only does Puerto Rico want more in that aid bill, but officials from Florida and Texas have also requested additional funding; the plan approved by the House last week totals $36.5 billion, and could go higher.
"They're loading it up," said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), "with stuff that has nothing to do with disaster relief."
Shelby, a top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, gave no examples of what extras were being added to the disaster relief bill.
The plan could get a first procedural vote on Monday.