Posts Tagged: Jeff Merkley

Senator Jeff Merkley Supports Statehood for Puerto Rico

Senate Latino Summit

According to a major Puerto Rico news source, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) spoke out in favor of statehood for Puerto Rico at The Senate Latino Summit last week. El Nuevo Dia reported that the senator said, “It’s time for Puerto Rico to be a state and have representation in the House of Representatives and the… Read more »

Congress Seeks Action on Energy in Puerto Rico

With Hurricane Season 2018 officially beginning, Congress is increasingly talking about Puerto Rico. A lot of the conversations focus on energy. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, has committed to holding a hearing on Puerto Rico in his committee before the end of the month. “We need to look at what… Read more »