Blog: Congress, Protect Title III for Puerto Rico

By: Natalia Kolbjornsen

Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA's executive director, wrote a letter to Congress urging them to protect the debt restructuring process created by the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (Public Law No 114-187, “PROMESA”).

He has been deeply involved in negotiations, both to enact PROMESA last year, and to implement it. In this letter, LeCompte urges Congress to make sure that any Continuing Resolution or omnibus bill does not weaken Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy protection or existing Title III process. LeCompte and faith leaders on the island stressed the staggering percentage of children that are living in poverty and the need for a bankruptcy process to allow for economic growth and poverty alleviation.

Read Eric LeCompte’s letter to Congressional leadership.

Join Eric and call your representatives to ask them to defend Puerto Rico's bankruptcy access.