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Puerto Rico Bill Faces Unclear Fate as House Debate Nears

  • Republican leaders to decide whether to allow any amendments
  • Bill must clear high ‘hurdles’ on House floor, says Grijalva
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Puerto Rico Debt Deal Faces Hurdles

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The U.S. House plans to vote next week on a proposal to address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, but it’s not clear the measure has enough support to pass despite the backing of Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. 

“It still has some hurdles,” said Representative Raul Grijalva, the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee, who backs the bill even though he says it’s imperfect. “I think it can pass, but it’s going to be a difficult process.”