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Small Company Awarded Big Puerto Rico Contract Has Ties To Trump Administration

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The following is an excerpt from JULIANNA GOLDMAN | October 25, 2017 | CBSNews.com |

WASHINGTON -- It's been more than a month since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, leaving its power grid in shambles.

Now, 75 percent of the island is still without power, and lawmakers in both parties are asking why a small Montana company was granted a $300 million, no-bid contract to help rebuild transmission and distribution lines.

"My biggest concern is we don't have enough information as to the process that went into that," said Republican Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico.

The government power company -- known as PREPA -- signed the contract with Whitefish Energy, a two-person, two-year-old company whose largest previous federal contract had been for $1.3 million to upgrade lines in Arizona.

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