Congress


Congressman to Hold Hearings on PROMESA Oversight of Puerto Rico

Momentum is building ahead of a proposed congressional hearing that aims to amend the federal PROMESA law that put debt-ridden Puerto Rico in a type of receivership . Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva, who heads the House Natural Resources Committee, said earlier that hearings would be held in late October. But […]


The Slut-Shaming of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I had to look it up. What is slut-shaming and does it apply to attitudes or remarks regarding the youngest member of Congress, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The resounding answer is, Yes. Slut-shaming refers to criticizing a woman for allegedly violating gender expectations, for behaving in ways that someone, often males, thinks […]


Congress to Create Commission to Investigate Response to Hurricane María

Senate Democrats plan to introduce a bill to establish a commission to investigate the federal response to Hurricane María in Puerto Rico. The legislation is pushed by Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, who last year tried to jumpstart such a commission along with Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss. In the Senate, […]


Gov. Rosselló: We’re Coming After You

KISSIMMEE – In a speech in the the heart of the nation’s Puerto Rican diaspora, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló vowed to sic Puerto Rican voters on political candidates who do not support the island’s hurricane reconstruction efforts after devastating losses inflicted by Hurricanes María and Irma. Rosselló, who was joined […]