The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources August 1st held a hearing on Puerto Rico’s political status plebiscite last November and the Obama Administration’s response. See the video. The presidents of Puerto Rico’s political parties — the “Commonwealth”, statehood, and Independence parties — testified. They are Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, representative to the Federal government Pedro Pierluisi, and Ruben Berrios, respectively.
Read their statements:
National sources – including Latino news outlets like Fox News Latino and NBC Latino – covered the hearing, often with editorials as well as reports. Specialized news sources such as Caribbean Business, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs, Estado51, and our own publication weighed in with reports. Political commentators at Voxxi and Ed Morales spoke up.
There were also reports in newspapers around the nation. A few examples: