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Washington, DC—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi released the following statement regarding the approval today of H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stabilization Act (PROMESA), by the House Committee on Natural Resources, of which Pierluisi is a member.
View the statement here: Rep. Pierluisi Opening Statement, Markup of H.R. 5278 (PROMESA)
Pierluisi Statement on Introduction of New Puerto Rico Legislation
San Juan, Puerto Rico—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi released the following statement regarding the introduction today in the U.S. House of Representatives of new legislation, H.R. 5278, to address the rapidly escalating economic crisis in Puerto Rico:
San Juan, Puerto Rico—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced today, following a phone call he held with the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, that Assistant Secretary Darcy has declared the Caño Martín Peña project to be a “feasible project,” a major achievement that allows this critical environmental restoration project to advance to the
San Juan, Puerto Rico—Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced today that Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri and Democratic Senator Patty Murray of Washington filed a bipartisan amendment in the Senate that will provide $1.1 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus throughout the United States. This is less than the $1.9 billion that President Obama had r