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Puerto Rico Congress

These Charts Show Just How Much Puerto Rico Is Shrinking

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.26.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration has made the mass departure of people from Puerto Rico a central part of its pleas for congressional action to help the commo...

Puerto Rican Officials Say Congress’ Inaction Will Lead To ‘Humanitarian Crisis’ On The Island

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

Puerto Rican elected officials pressed Congress forcefully on Wednesday to let the island take advantage of U.S. bankruptcy law before possibly defaul...

Puerto Rico Report Feeds Statehood Debate

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.02.2014 | Latino Voices

A report issued Monday by the Government Accountability Office estimating the costs of admitting Puerto Rico as a U.S. state hasn’t done much to set...

Puerto Rico Takes Another Tiny Step Toward Statehood

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2014 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rico just took a small step in the direction of becoming the 51st U.S. state. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) submitted legislation Wedn...

Protests Before Congress For Puerto Rican Statehood Planned

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2013 | Latino Voices

Some Puerto Rican leaders continuing clamoring for statehood. Rep. José Aponte of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party (PNP, in Spanish) said ...