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    Borderline Citizens

    Robert McGreevey talked about his book Borderline Citizens: The US, Puerto Rico, and the Politics of Colonial Law and Migration, 1998-1948, in which he examines some of the challenges the people of Puerto…

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    Senate Debate on Puerto Rico Debt Bill

    Democratic Senators Marie Cantwell (D-WA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) debated whether to advance the bill for relieving Puerto Rico’s debt. Senator Cantwell questioned the…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address President Obama discussed Puerto Rico’s economic crisis. The only way for Puerto Rico to overcome this crisis would be by restructuring its debt and finding a…

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    House Debate on Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

    House members debated and voted on a bill that aimed to help Puerto Rico with its debt issues by creating a seven-person fiscal oversight board to manage restructuring its debt and…

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    Puerto Rican Debt Relief Legislation

    Peter Schroeder talked by video from Capitol Hill about the Puerto Rican debt relief bill under consideration in the House.

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    Debt and Politics in Puerto Rico

    As Congress considered a Puerto Rican debt restructuring bill, policy analysts talked about how to solve the island’s financial problems. They discussed their preferred actions from Congress, the…

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    Puerto Rican Debt Relief Bill Markup Hearing

    The House Natural Resources Committee marked up a bill on dealing with Puerto Rico’s debt. They passed an agreement that would restructure the island’s $70 billion debt and establish an oversight…

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    Representative Bishop on the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

    House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-Utah) spoke by telephone from Capitol Hill about the legislation to resolve the Puerto Rican debt crisis.

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    Puerto Rican Debt Relief Legislation

    Joseph Lawler discussed a Puerto Rican debt relief bill introduced in the House and possible implications for the U.S. taxpayers. One issue discussed was the U.S. states which face $1.3 trillion in pension liabilities…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including EgyptAir Flight MS804 carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Rob Bishop

    House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rob Bishop (R-UT) discussed congressional negotiations over legislation to assist Puerto Rico with its $70 billion debt. The island failed to make…

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on her party’s legislative agenda. Topics included Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to…

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    Newsmakers with Puerto Rican Governor Padilla

    Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (D-PR) talked about Puerto Rico’s default on a $422 million debt payment and the impasse in Washington over how to respond to the crisis. He discussed the debt’s…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for the 65th Infantry Regiment

    Congressional leaders presented the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers. The regiment was composed of Puerto Rican service members…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Raul Grijalva

    Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) talked about about the 2016 presidential race. Co-chair of the Progressive Caucus, he was the first member of Congress to endorse Democratic presidential candidate Senator…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of issues. Topics included Puerto Rico’s default on its debt, the security situation in Baghdad, and comments by Larry Wilmore at…

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) briefed reporters and responded to questions on his party’s legislative agenda. He said the House was getting “very close” to passing legislation on the Puerto Rico debt crisis as both the Resources Committee and Treasury…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics. He re-emphasized the importance of Congress acting on the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Zika virus funding, and…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including a recent North Korean ballistic missile test, efforts to prevent and cure the Zika virus, and Puerto…

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) briefed reporters and responded to questions on his party’s legislative agenda, including Puerto Rico’s debt restructuring, the budget, and the presidential…

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