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Jeb Bush: “If I was a Puerto Rican, I’d vote for statehood”

Last night, the 7th Republican primary debate was held in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate covered a host of topics ranging from social issues to homeland security, and to immigration policy. The debate was sponsored by Fox News and was moderated by Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, and Megyn Kelly. Roughly half way through the debate,… Read more »

US Census Data Show Significant Population Loss in Puerto Rico in 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its 2015 estimates  of the population of each state, DC, and Puerto Rico along with previous data from 2014-2010. According to the analysis, population loss in Puerto Rico during the past year and since 2010 has been considerable. As of July 2015, Puerto Rico’s population was 3,474,182.  This figure represents 60,706 fewer… Read more »

Puerto Rico Report Top 10 Stories of 2015

The Puerto Rico Report strives to cover all the news about Puerto Rico’s status. In 2015, the most popular stories covered many different aspects of this issue. Is Puerto Rico Part of the U.S.? The fact that this story is one of the most popular of the year shows that people continue to be confused…. Read more »

Speaker Ryan Pledges to Resolve Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis by March 31st

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan late this afternoon said that he was “instructing” House committees to “work with the Puerto Rican government to come up with a responsible solution” to “Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis” by March 31st. As first reported in the Hill, Ryan made it clear that this would not include broad authority… Read more »

Senate Proposal Calls for U.S. Control in Puerto Rico

Two bills to resolve the financial problems of Puerto Rico were introduced by Republicans in the U.S. Congress yesterday. The legislative proposals were introduced after Senate Republicans blocked a move by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) to grant the territory the authority of a State to enable insolvent instrumentalities to restructure debts under Federal Bankruptcy Code Chapter… Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Appeal

On December 4, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an order granting a request by Puerto Rico and representatives of Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank (“GDB”) for appellate review of the lower court rulings finding Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act to be unconstitutional. The U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico had ruled that the law was… Read more »

U.S. Congressional Committee Holds 5th Puerto Rico-Related Hearing of 2015

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, chaired by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), held a hearing today on the fiscal problems plaguing the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The hearing was called to order by Chairman Grassley who expressed in his opening statement hope that the committee would “have a valuable discussion based on facts,… Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court Continues to Examine Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act

Breaking News: On November 30, 2015, the United States Supreme Court added Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act appeal to the list of cases it will discuss in a private conference on December 4, 2015. A decision on Puerto Rico’s petition for a writ of certiorari is now expected on December 7, 2015. The Supreme Court previously… Read more »

Senate Committee to Examine Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Problems

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced yesterday that he will convene a hearing on on Tuesday, Dec. 1 to examine the source of and possible solutions to Puerto Rico’s fiscal situation. In a statement, Grassley said that his goal is to help committee members and the public identify and gain a better understanding of the… Read more »