Press Release ● Congress
For Immediate Release: 
May 25, 2016
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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Natural Resources Committee approved bipartisan legislation to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico:

“The 3.5 million American citizens living in Puerto Rico deserve to move past the island’s current debt crisis.  The bill that was marked up in committee today is far from perfect, but it represents a compromise that would enable the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to begin the debt restructuring it so critically requires.  I hope Democrats and Republicans can work together to maintain a bipartisan path forward toward bringing this debt crisis to an end.”