Posts Tagged: Raul Grijalva

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 »

Congressional Committee Considers Puerto Rico Legislation Today

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources held a short session late yesterday to begin the first part of its consideration of the bill on Puerto Rico fiscal matters worked out by Republican leaders with the U.S. Treasury Department and Democratic leaders last week, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (H.R. 5278),… Read more »

Puerto Rico Bill Divisions Not Only Partisan

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee’s hearing today on legislation to address the fiscal problems of government in Puerto Rico demonstrated the extent of differences among Republicans as well as between Democrats and Republicans on the measure, H.R. 4900, introduced late yesterday by Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI). Only four Republicans other than the… Read more »

Rep. Velázquez Asks Treasury for Greater Leadership in Puerto Rico Fiscal Crisis

Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and seven other Members of Congress have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew requesting the Department to move beyond its provision of technical assistance in helping Puerto Rico and to take a greater leadership role to bring creditors and debtors to the table to resolve the U.S. territory’s fiscal crisis. “This situation is unprecedented,”… Read more »

New US House Chairman Open to Status Choice

The next chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives committee with general jurisdiction over the governing of U.S. territories has suggested that he would support legislation providing for Puerto Ricans to vote on the territory’s status. Representative Rob Bishop (R-Utah) voted against a bill that the House passed in 2010, which would have provided for… Read more »

63 in Congress Sponsor Statehood Bill

The number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives who have formally proposed statehood legislation for Puerto Rico has grown to 63. The 63 do not include other members of Congress who have said that they support the legislation, including, for example Raul Labrador (Idaho), a Republican with ‘Tea Party’ support, who was born in… Read more »

54 in Congress Propose 51st State

The number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives who have formally proposed statehood legislation for Puerto Rico reached 54. The 54 members of Congress do not include a number of others who have said that they support the legislation, including, for example Raul Labrador (Idaho), who was born in Puerto Rico, a Republican… Read more »

Thirty-Eight in Congress Propose Statehood

Thirty-eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed statehood legislation for Puerto Rico yesterday. The bill responds to the islands’ political status plebiscite last November. In the plebiscite, 54% of the vote rejected continuation of the current territory status, often popularly — but misleading — called “commonwealth,” and more than 61% was for statehood… Read more »