Posts Tagged: Rand Paul

Congress Discusses Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

On October 24, 2017, the Senate voted on national disaster relief legislation, and the following Senators gave statements regarding Puerto Rico: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), Sen. Patricia Murray (D-WA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Chuck… Read more »

Board Seeks New Fiscal Plans in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

The Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board “is actively working to assess how” the 10-year fiscal adjustment plans for the Government of Puerto Rico and several of its instrumentalities that it adopted “should change in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.” In a letter released Saturday, the Board wrote  to eleven Democratic U.S. Senators… Read more »

Congress Continues to Influence Puerto Rico Financial Board

The Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB), created by the PROMESA law, has been the subject of a number of complaints and concerns from members of the U.S. Congress. There have also been complaints about the board directed to the U.S. Congress. On June 15, Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman of the House… Read more »

PROMESA Support: Greater Hispanic-American Community

The following is the third in a series of posts regarding the bi-partisan effort that led to the enactment of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) as Public Law No: 114-187. On June 30, 2016 – one day before the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico was due to default on a… Read more »

How Each State Voted on PROMESA

PROMESA, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, was signed into law by the president last week after receiving resounding votes in both U.S. the House of Representatives and Senate. The details on the vote show that it truly was a bipartisan vote. PROMESA won by a strong majority, which can be seen… Read more »

Cantwell, Reid Turn to McConnell for Action on Puerto Rico

Senator Maria Cantwell, (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) were joined by 44 of their Democratic colleagues in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding action on Puerto Rico’s fiscal problems. “We write to you with concern for the 3.5 million… Read more »

Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis Becoming an Issue for 2016 Presidential Elections

The federal response to Puerto Rico’s financial crisis appears to be a growing issue in the 2016 presidential race. As reported in the Washington Post, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has warned presidential candidates who are “passive” about extending Chapter 9 bankruptcy protections to municipalities in Puerto Rico that there will be consequences for their inaction. “Those who want… Read more »

Campaigning for President in Spanish

Quartz.com reported on the Spanish language abilities of the announced candidates for the 2016 presidential election — and for some who might be planning to throw their hats into the ring. Of the candidates listed, only two actually speak Spanish fluently: Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Both have expressed support for statehood for Puerto Rico…. Read more »

Self Determination for Puerto Rico

Statements by National, State and Grassroots Leaders on the Need to Honor Self Determination for Puerto Rico The obligation of the United States to honor a Puerto Rican status choice has been recognized many, many times over the years, from presidents of the United States to local veterans groups, whose members historically stood together with… Read more »