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Young Republicans Support Statehood for Puerto Rico

The Young Republican National Federation passed a resolution supporting statehood for Puerto Rico at the organization’s Spring 2017 meeting in Boston last weekend. The resolution began by acknowledging that the national Republican Party platform includes language that “support[s] the right of the United States citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a… Read more »

Rossello Asks Fellow Governors for Support

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has sent letters to the governors of several states asking for their help in persuading their state delegations in Congress to help address the rapidly approaching drop in federal health care funding for Puerto Rico, known as the Medicaid Cliff. The letter, as first reported by NBC news, was sent to… Read more »

Honoring Carmen Delgado Votaw

On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives last week, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) honored Carmen Delgado Votaw, whom he called a “civil and human rights giant and passionate participant in the global women’s rights activist community.” Delgado Votaw was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, and wrote about the Island with fondness, saying, “I… Read more »

Governor Rossello Takes Action

“The PNP has taken the right steps in its first 2 months,” according to Alerta Progresista. Alerta Progresista describes its organization as “the largest social media political movement in Puerto Rico.” They’ve compiled a report off all the actions the new government of Puerto Rico has taken in support of economic progress. Here are the… Read more »

FL Congresswoman Murphy Endorses Statehood for Puerto Rico

Florida Representative Stephanie Murphy (D) joined Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to support Puerto Rico statehood. “A century ago today, a federal law granted U.S. citizenship to individuals born in Puerto Rico,” said the freshman member of Congress. “Island residents have made countless contributions to this country… Read more »

President Trump Keeps Silent on Puerto Rico

According to a report in Caribbean Business, President Trump met with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello at Trump Towers. Spokespeople for both Trump and Rossello say that the meeting never happened. Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee, Steve Mnuchin, answered questions from Bill Nelson (D-FL) about Puerto Rico during his confirmation hearings by expressing concern and saying… Read more »

Board, Gov-Elect Change Puerto Rico Fiscal Plan

Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board members and New Progressive Party (PNP) leaders elected last month to take over the reins of the territorial government early next month made clear earlier this week their intent to, first, adopt a more fiscal adjustment plan focusing more on local reforms than that submitted by Governor Alejandro… Read more »