On September 4th, Hillary Clinton will be making a stop in Puerto Rico to continue her campaign for the 2016 Democratic nominee. Her main focus will be the support for allowing the country to restructure its $72 billion debt through Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
She wants to “share her vision for an economy that helps everyday Puerto Ricans get ahead, and stay ahead” Clinton’s spokesperson Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement.
The Chapter 9 option is currently not available to the U.S. territory unless Congress gives permission. It is, however, available to U.S. cities such as Detroit.
Clinton also will attend a fundraiser on the trip although the campaign said information about the fundraiser was not yet available. Clinton has some key allies and former 2008 campaign staffers in Puerto Rico.
Her trip follows visits to the island by Republican candidate Jeb Bush, before he officially announced his presidential bid, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, who was on the island Aug. 1. Both also support Chapter 9 filing authority for Puerto Rico.
Her visit comes after Republican nominee hopeful Jeb Bush and former Maryland
Governor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat who visited August 1st of this year.