Posts Tagged: Steve Mnuchin

Congress Remains Adamant in Efforts to Aid Puerto Rico

On Thursday Oct. 19, 2017, the following Senators offered remarks in furtherance of the efforts to restore Puerto Rico: Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE): There is an amendment that I have introduced that I know may well not get a vote but that I… Read more »

President Trump Keeps Silent on Puerto Rico

According to a report in Caribbean Business, President Trump met with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello at Trump Towers. Spokespeople for both Trump and Rossello say that the meeting never happened. Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee, Steve Mnuchin, answered questions from Bill Nelson (D-FL) about Puerto Rico during his confirmation hearings by expressing concern and saying… Read more »

Trump Nominee Pledges Bipartisan Solution to Puerto Rico Problems

During his nomination hearing today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin told a Democratic Senator that with respect to the territory’s challenges, “we need to figure out a bipartisan solution.” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) used a portion of his remarks to address the unequal treatment of Puerto Rico. He explained:… Read more »