Posts Tagged: Ben Carson

Congressional Democrats Ask for Medical Support for Puerto Rico

Almost 60 Democratic Member of Congress sent a letter last week to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) regarding the ongoing healthcare crisis in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The letter begins with a succinct desire to “avoid further fatalities” in the U.S. territories affected by Hurricanes… Read more »

Members of Congress Recommend Steps to Get Puerto Rico Schools Back on Track

On October 24, 2017, members of Congress wrote a letter to Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, and Director of Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, with recommendations for education agencies in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The US Department of Education will make recommendations for supplemental appropriations in the wake of hurricanes Harvey,… Read more »

Donald Trump Never Threatened Puerto Ricans’ Citizenship

As much of the nation — including Puerto Rico — heads for the political party primaries, there is still uncertainty about candidates’ positions on statehood for Puerto Rico. Ben Carson and Marco Rubio have both spoken out for statehood for Puerto Rico, but Cruz and Kasich remain uncommitted (ProEnglish calls Kasich “evasive”) on the subject…. Read more »

Donald Trump Announces Position on Puerto Rico Status

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has released his first official statement on Puerto Rico status. “There are 3.7 million American citizens living in Puerto Rico,” begins the statement. “As citizens, they should be entitled to determine for themselves their political status.” The Trump statement continues to advocate a “process where Puerto Ricans might resolve thier status” and pledges… Read more »

Ben Carson Endorses Statehood for Puerto Rico

Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson visited Puerto Rico on Sunday and gave unambiguous support to statehood for Puerto Rico. At a rally of roughly 3,500 people, Carson cited the patriotism of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million U.S. citizens and said, “You have paid your dues.” Carson left no possible uncertainty about his position on statehood for Puerto Rico…. Read more »

Rule 40 Sends Republican Presidential Candidates to Puerto Rico

The Republican candidate lineup for the presidential primaries is still unusually large, and that brings up another reason that candidates are courting Puerto Rico. The Republican Party requires candidates to gain a majority of delegates in eight States and/or territories. If a candidate doesn’t get the majority of delegates in at least eight, that candidate… Read more »