Posts Tagged: Mike Pence

Vice President Pence Visits Puerto Rico

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today, accompanied by the Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón (R-PR), and Rep. Stephanie Plaskett (D-USVI). Before arriving at both islands, Vice President Pence visited Orlando, accompanied by Sen. Ben Nelson (D-FL), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), and gave… Read more »

Trump, Pence and Lawmakers Promise Support for Puerto Rico

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, President Trump tweeted “Governor @RicardoRossello– We are with you and the people of Puerto Rico. Stay safe! #PRStrong.” Governor Rossello tweeted about his phone call with the president. Social media has been a hub for discussion of the hurricane among public servants and for people on the Island, who… Read more »

Washington Reacts to Hurricane Maria

Today is a somber day for Puerto Rico. This morning, the eye of hurricane Maria arrived to the island. Reports from the island already note great damage to the power infrastructure and vast flooding around the streets. With the imminent repercussions that hurricane Maria poses, the federal government is already showing great support to the… Read more »

Young Republicans Support Statehood for Puerto Rico

The Young Republican National Federation passed a resolution supporting statehood for Puerto Rico at the organization’s Spring 2017 meeting in Boston last weekend. The resolution began by acknowledging that the national Republican Party platform includes language that “support[s] the right of the United States citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a… Read more »

Mike Pence’s Statement on Puerto Rico

Vice President-elect Mike Pence did not discuss Puerto Rico during the campaign, but he did make a statement on the subject in 2010 during congressional debate when he served as Republican Conference Chair in the House of Representatives. Pence began by noting that “[a]s a conservative who believes in the power of self-determination and of… Read more »

Trump VP Choice Mike Pence Supports Self-Determination for Puerto Rico

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate. Pence has a history of support for democracy for Puerto Rico, including his vote for H.R. 2499 in 2010. H.R. 2499, the “Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010,” was a bill introduced by Pedro Pierluisi, Resident Commissioner from Puerto… Read more »

America for All Americans

Recent gains by presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Florida are prompting some analysts to question whether either campaign should continue to pour resources into the state during the final weeks of the campaign.  Florida, the thinking goes, has moved into the Republican column, while President Obama’s relative strength elsewhere makes the state less important for a… Read more »