Lawmakers Denounce Alleged Russian Election Interference in Puerto Rico

Lawmakers Denounce Alleged Russian Election Interference in Puerto Rico

Mateo Guillamont
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April 2, 2024
Puerto Rican officials have uncovered and reported various Russian attempts to allegedly undermine the island’s democratic processes.  US Shadow Representative Roberto Lefranc Fortuño originally flagged Russia’s surreptitious misinformation campaign against Puerto Rico.  According to Representative Fortuño, misleading propaganda produced by Russia’s state-run ‘Russian Television’ channel has flooded Puerto Rican media platforms in recent weeks.  “I […]
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Floridian and Puerto Rican Legislators Introduce Hurricane Tax Relief Act

Floridian and Puerto Rican Legislators Introduce Hurricane Tax Relief Act

Jackson Bakich
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March 13, 2023
Florida Senators Rick Scott (R) and Marco Rubio (R) joined forces with Representative Byron Donalds (R), as well as Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner (a non-voting member of the House of Representatives) Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R) to ensure tax relief to the residents of the two entities due to the recent hurricanes (Ian, Nicole, and Fiona). […]
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Franklin Explains Republican Opposition to Puerto Rico Status Act

Franklin Explains Republican Opposition to Puerto Rico Status Act

Grayson Bakich
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December 19, 2022
The Puerto Rico Status Act passes in the House, despite overwhelming Republican opposition. Rep. Scott Franklin (R-FL-15) recently tweeted a statement explaining his; and effectively the Republican Party's; opposition to the bill, saying that "the Puerto Rico Status Act is a pure messaging bill jammed through by Nancy Pelosi." The Puerto Rico Status Act is […]
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Demings Calls for Increase in Federal Funding for Puerto Rico Due to Hurricane Fiona

Demings Calls for Increase in Federal Funding for Puerto Rico Due to Hurricane Fiona

Jackson Bakich
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September 21, 2022
While the island of U.S. territory Puerto Rico is recovering from Hurricane Fiona since it made landfall on Sunday, Senate hopeful and current member of Congress Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) is looking to make sure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing proper assistance to the island, including a 100% federal cost-share for […]
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Trump Surges Past Biden Among Puerto Ricans

Trump Surges Past Biden Among Puerto Ricans

Jackson Bakich
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May 10, 2022
New polling from The Puerto Rico Statehood Council surveyed one thousand registered Puerto Rican voters and found some interesting results. Those results are not favorable for Democrats going into the 2022 midterms. According to the results, only 23 percent of Puerto Ricans believe the United States is moving in the right direction (7% strongly right […]
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Puerto Ricans Counting on Senator Rubio to Lead on the Humanitarian Crisis Created by the PR’s Status Quo

Puerto Ricans Counting on Senator Rubio to Lead on the Humanitarian Crisis Created by the PR’s Status Quo

Opinion
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July 23, 2021
By Luis Figueroa While it seems like the 2020 elections just ended, the midterm election campaigning will ramp up over the course of the summer and into the fall, particularly given that control of both chambers of Congress are up for grabs. One of the most competitive races in the country will be here in […]
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Trump Should Use Rick Scott's Playbook to Win Key Puerto Rican Vote

Trump Should Use Rick Scott's Playbook to Win Key Puerto Rican Vote

Javier Manjarres
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October 7, 2020
The critical swing state of Florida is a must-win for Republican incumbent President Donald Trump. We can expect the President to do well in Northern Florida, as he did in 2016 while losing heavily Democratic South Florida, and Central Florida will likely swing the state one direction or the other. A dynamic in that region that has risen recently is...
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Trump receives coveted endorsement from Puerto Rico's governor

Trump receives coveted endorsement from Puerto Rico's governor

Javier Manjarres
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October 6, 2020
After Hurricane Maria passed through Puerto Rico in 2017, the Puerto Rican people have persevered and have all-but come back from the catastrophic destruction the storm left behind.
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Soto Voices Support for Puerto Rico's Statehood

Soto Voices Support for Puerto Rico's Statehood

Daniel Molina
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August 26, 2020
Whether or not Puerto Rico will achieve statehood is an issue that the United States has been debating for years, and it seems that Democrats want the question to be answered sooner than later.
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Puerto Rico Under Fire for Unused Hurricane Maria aid

Puerto Rico Under Fire for Unused Hurricane Maria aid

Daniel Molina
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January 20, 2020
"It’s unforgivable that resources have been kept in a warehouse.”
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Stephanie Murphy introduces bipartisan statehood for Puerto Rico bill

Stephanie Murphy introduces bipartisan statehood for Puerto Rico bill

Javier Manjarres
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October 29, 2019
The notion of making Puerto Rico the 51st state of the union is very popular among both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, but will ever come to pass, even as President Donald Trump opposes the idea?
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Bipartisan House bill expands Medicare

Bipartisan House bill expands Medicare

Daniel Molina
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October 16, 2019
"It’s more imperative than ever that we ensure our communities get the care they deserve.”
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Rubio says disaster relief

Rubio says disaster relief "agreement" has been reached

Javier Manjarres
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May 21, 2019
After Senate Democrats voted against a supplemental disaster relief bill that would help recovery efforts for Americans affected by the recent hurricanes that ravaged Florida and Puerto Rico, Senator Marco Rubio has just announced that an "agreement" has been reached that can "pass both house of Congress," and ultimately get signed by President Trump.
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FL. Republicans Split on Disaster Relief Package

FL. Republicans Split on Disaster Relief Package

Daniel Molina
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May 13, 2019
"This disaster supplemental is a step in the right direction.”
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Trump Vows Increased Federal Help For Panhandle

Trump Vows Increased Federal Help For Panhandle

Daniel Molina
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May 9, 2019
“We will never, ever leave your side.”
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Congressional Democrats at odds over disaster relief package

Congressional Democrats at odds over disaster relief package

Daniel Molina
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April 9, 2019
"Disaster funding should not be a partisan issue."
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Yoho Attends Liquified Natural Gas Summit in Puerto Rico

Yoho Attends Liquified Natural Gas Summit in Puerto Rico

Daniel Molina
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March 25, 2019
"We must capitalize on the growth of this energy sector.”
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