Proposed Puerto Rican Statehood Scheduled for a Vote in Congress
Proposed Puerto Rican Statehood Scheduled for a Vote in Congress
2021-06-17 14:44:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The chances for Puerto Rico to become the 51st U.S. state never seemed brighter than during a congressional hearing Wednesday, despite opposition from top Republicans. Congress is expected to vote on a bill that proposes Puerto Rican statehood... Read More

Islands Sinking Due to Climate Change Asking for Help
2021-03-05 14:44:14
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Islands that fall under U.S. protection asked Congress for help Thursday from the climate change that is making their shores sink into the ocean and subjecting them to devastating hurricanes. With so little land compared with the U.S.... Read More

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Puerto Rico Voted For Statehood… Or Did It?
2021-01-20 17:20:47
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — On Nov. 3, 2020, Puerto Rico held its sixth referendum on the status of the island’s sovereignty. And while the majority, 52%, of voters opted for statehood, Puerto Rico’s current relationship to the United States remains as complicated... Read More

Puerto Rico
Puerto Ricans Poised to Decide Whether to Seek Statehood
2020-06-15 12:37:17
by Dan McCue

Residents of Puerto Rico will be casting a telling vote this November -- one that could decide whether the island -- now a territory of the United States -- will seek statehood or not. While the referendum is non-binding because... Read More

Political News
Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
2020-03-25 19:23:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As of this week, eight states - Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio and Rhode Island - and one territory - Puerto Rico - have postponed their presidential primary elections due to the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, three... Read More

Stephanie Murphy to Lead Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON - Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to Puerto Rico on Sunday, January 19, to examine the damage and disruption caused by the recent earthquakes. The delegation, which also includes Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón, R-Puerto... Read More

Puerto Rico Test Used to Screen Hundreds of License Applicants

ATLANTA — A faulty test was used to screen hundreds of Puerto Ricans who applied for Georgia driver’s licenses and identification cards over many years, a new Georgia Bureau of Investigation report shows. Department of Driver Services investigators used the... Read More

Murphy, Diaz-Balart Lead Bicameral Push to Help School Districts Accommodate Hurricane Refugees
2019-11-12 22:46:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Mario Diaz-Balart, both of Florida, are leading a push in the House to ensure that states receive the extra education funding they need to accommodate refugee students from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The bill, called... Read More

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Puerto Rico Governor Clings to Power as Protests Over ‘Chatgate’ Enter 2nd Week
2019-07-23 19:54:17
by HJ Mai

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a second straight week demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The demonstrations arose after hundreds of pages of offensive chat messages between the governor and... Read More

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