(Corrects name of Nydia Velàzquez in paragraph 2)
By Pete Schroeder
WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, is calling on President Donald Trump to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
Schumer, along with Representatives Nydia Velàzquez and Jose Serrano, said a “CEO of response and recovery” is needed to manage the complex and ongoing federal response in the territory, where millions of Americans remain without power and supplies.
In a statement on Sunday, Schumer said the current federal response had been “disorganized, slow-footed and mismanaged.” (Reporting by Pete Schroeder; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)