On geez, Paul Ryan votes once again against the wishes of the American people that are sick of this nonsense! This sets a bad example for other liberal states who’re just going to continue running up billions in debt know ing the feds will bail them out. Did Paul Ryan forget that we are almost $20 TRILLION IN DEBT? When we an’t pay our bills, who’s gonna bail us out?
The House on Thursday passed legislation to tackle Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, as Congress took a large step towards addressing the economic and humanitarian crisis enveloping the island.
The carefully crafted compromise passed 297-127, earning majorities in both parties.
The passage of the carefully crafted compromise is a significant win for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who was an early and active supporter of the legislation, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the White House, which also pushed the package.
In a rare move, both Ryan and Pelosi took to the House floor to urge support for the legislation, shooting for broad bipartisan support to encourage speedy action through the Senate.
Ryan made a moral case for the bill, arguing that the island’s 3.5 million residents — who are American citizens — need Congress’s support.
“The Puerto Rican people are our fellow Americans. They pay our taxes. They fight in our wars,” he said. “We cannot allow this to happen.”
The bill now heads to the Senate, where lawmakers appear lukewarm about the measure.
Read more: The Hill