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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Krishnamoorthi Backs Gov. Rosselló's Request for Cancellation of Whitefish Energy Deal, Calls for End to Federal Contracts with Anti-Audit Clauses Preventing Government Review

October 29, 2017
Press Release

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the House Oversight Committee provided the following response to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s request that the board of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) cancels its contract with Whitefish Energy:

“I hope Puerto Rico’s electrical authority will agree to Governor Rosselló’s request and immediately cancel its contract with Whitefish Energy. The essential work of restoring power to Puerto Rico demands a contract that protects the best interests of the people of Puerto Rico and holds every contractor accountable. The current contract does neither and only raises further questions due to the clause preventing the government from reviewing its costs. If Whitefish Energy is unable to respond to emergencies without a no-audit clause, the people of Puerto Rico deserve a contractor who can. I hope this contract will be canceled to allow for one accountable to taxpayers as we continue to eliminate provisions banning government oversight from all contracts.”