White House: Puerto Rico Lacks Representation in Congress to Push Bailout Bill

The Obama administration signaled concern about the fate of the Puerto Rico “bailout bill” which would allow them to restructure billions of dollars of debt. During the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest pointed out that the people of Puerto Rico lacked representation in Congress while lawmakers were working on a bill to fix the public debt crisis. “There’s not a clear constituency to apply pressure to members of Congress to make sure that they’re doing the right thing,” Earnest said. Earnest praised Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for serving as “good faith actors”

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