The Hill Features Eric LeCompte Op-ed on Puerto Rico

Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA recently wrote an op-ed for The Hill speaking on Puerto Rico. Read excerpt below and follow link to full article.

Congress, Oversight Board and Stakeholders Must Take Next Steps to Resolve Puerto Rico Crisis

By: Eric LeCompte

"A balanced budget and economic growth in Puerto Rico depend on quick action from Congress on the recent bipartisan recommendations from the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico. Congress should ensure that the same healthcare funding and child tax benefits that U.S. citizens receive who live in the 50 states is extended to U.S. citizens living on the island.

The Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico also announced debt restructuring negotiations are moving forward. The board plans to review an updated fiscal plan from Puerto Rico’s new governor. As the oversight board continues its work, it must listen to the varied civil sectors in Puerto Rico, including those who experience some of the worst aspects of the crisis."

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