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Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Conference Report—Continued June 28, 2016
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"I have read what the distinguished Senator from Washington has raised here. There was the direct quote from the Miami Herald—and there are others as well—that bottom feeders bought Puerto Rican debt at cheap prices and don’t want a restructuring that might allow repayment at less than the full face value of the bonds, making a huge killing. This is why I am so concerned and why I have focused on it in the course of my discussion about the oversight board—that at the end of the day, it is the final arbitrator of whether or not Puerto Rico has actually negotiated in good faith with the creditors."
Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Conference Report June 28, 2016
Richard Blumenthal, D-CT
"Nowhere is the threat of Zika greater than in Puerto Rico. That island has been particularly hard-hit. In fact, the spreading financial crisis is combining with the spreading epidemic of Zika to create a true humanitarian crisis. That crisis will only be aggravated and deepened by a failure to deal effectively with the financial default that faces the island in just a few days from now."
Puerto Rico June 27, 2016
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"Madam President, I will close by saying that we can’t let these people dangle there anymore. We have to come to the aid of our fellow American citizens. Let’s remember that when it comes to time of war, Puerto Rico provides some of the bravest military people we have. Let’s remember they serve this Nation honorably. Now let’s try to help them."
Vieques Training Range June 27, 2016
James Inhofe, R-OK
"Madam President, on Wednesday we are going to be voting on something significant, which has been a source of discussion recently, and I wanted to put a little different perspective on the problems that are in Puerto Rico right now. Puerto Rico has $90 billion worth of debt right now. They say they can’t repay it in full. I think a bunch of guys have done a good job in establishing a solution for that. Puerto Rico is scheduled—and is going to be missing—to have another debt payment, which is going to put that amount over $90 billion."
Zika Virus Funding June 27, 2016
John Cornyn, R-TX
"Madam President, we will soon vote on a bill that would provide funding for a coordinated response to the Zika virus—a virus that has already ravaged many parts of Latin America and places like Puerto Rico. Over the past few weeks, our Democratic friends have repeatedly stressed the urgency of this matter. And the summer months coming are likely to bring us more mosquitoes, which, of course, are the primary vector that carries this virus. Thankfully, in the United States, no one who has contracted the Zika virus has done so through a mosquito; it has been from people traveling to Central and South America, who have been bitten there—at least that is according to most current statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We know they are coming, and we need to act with dispatch."

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