Posts Tagged: Joseph Crowley

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 »

Maritime Publication Responds to Attacks on Jones Act

Joseph Keefe, editor of Maritime Professional and MarineNews, has come out against recent claims that the Jones Act is to blame for Puerto Rico’s debt crisis.  “Puerto Rico’s money woes have nothing to do with the Jones Act,” he argues in a recent edition of Maritime Professional.com.  Keefe further claims that the U.S. territory would be worse off without… Read more »

91 in U.S. House Have Sponsored Statehood Bill

Forty additional members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sponsored the bill to make Puerto Rico a State in 2021 if Puerto Ricans vote for the status again since the bill was first introduced by a symbolic 51 members seven weeks ago. The territory’s resident commissioner in the House, Pedro Pierluisi, is the bill’s… Read more »