WASHINGTON, DC — Congress passed its catch-all spending bill with little help for Puerto Rico drawing an angry condemnation from the U.S. territory’s governor Friday.
The bill passed 318-109 with 166 aye votes from Democrats, several of whom had been insisting the bill include debt relief for Puerto Rico. Several backed the sweeping bill, which had to pass to keep government open, after getting assurances that House Speaker Paul Ryan would address the Puerto Rico’s debt issues by March next year.
“By not acting now, Congress has opted for the U.S. commonwealth to default on its obligations and unfol…
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