Puerto Rico’s November 28 – December 4, 2016 political week in tweets
Puerto Rico’s Efforts to Gain Congressional Reps Are Finally So Close to Being Achieved
There's a push in US courts to grant #PuertoRico voting representation in Congress, and it just made a breakthrough. https://t.co/QgJuWN22dx pic.twitter.com/xSTXDj1biU
— Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) December 1, 2016
Gregario Igartua, the attorney who has for years pursued the case of Puerto Rico having proportional representation in Congress, has finally reached a turning point in the case. The case has moved forward as a federal reserve court has approved the case continuing to be heard, inching Puerto Rico’s hopes of five representatives in the House closer to the finish line.
Trump nominates Carson to lead U.S. housing, urban policy
Breaking: Trump nominates former presidential hopeful Ben Carson as HUD chief https://t.co/rc6Tucm369
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 5, 2016
Continuing his picking of a presidential cabinet, President-elect Trump chose Dr. Ben Carson as the U.S. Housing Secretary. After bowing out of the primary election, Dr. Carson supported Trump as the Republican Nominee. Now, despite some differences between the two and Carson not necessarily being the “best” choice for the position, Trump picked him to continue to fill out his team of allies.
Stein escalates recount push in face of criticism, goes to federal court in Pennsylvania
Although a recount was denied in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, I plan to appeal the ruling because Americans deserve a true democracy.
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) December 6, 2016
Vowing at a press conference in front of Trump Tower to not “give in”, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein continued on the trail of getting vote recounts in the key states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. A late night hearing marked a federal ruling that recounts in Michigan needed to start on Monday, December 5th. Michigan will need to hand recount 4.8 million votes.
Supreme Court says OK to second bribery trial in Puerto Rico
Supreme Court says OK to second bribery trial in Puerto Rico – SFGate.. Related Articles: https://t.co/YoVcMsOHeW
— Politics News (@politicsooyu) November 29, 2016
With a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for a second hearing of the trial of former Puerto Rico senator Hector Martinez-Maldonado and a prominent businessman. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the decision on the second hearing of the bribery case, in which Martinez-Maldonado gave the businessman political favors in exchange for a trip to Las Vegas.
POPULAR DEMOCRATIC PARTY RETAINS CONTROL OF MAJORITY OF PUERTO RICO MAYORSHIPS
In this election, there was one silver lining for the @ppdpr: the party retained most mayorships in #PuertoRico. https://t.co/X91ngIb4cc pic.twitter.com/stemDjdSQC
— Pasquines (@Pasquines_US) November 28, 2016
Having a strong showing on election night in Puerto Rico, the New Progressive Party held on to key positions in the governor’s mansion, both houses of the legislature, and the resident commissioner’s seat. Despite this showing, the NPP lost the majority of Puerto Rico’s municipalities, only winning 33 of the 78 available, the other 45 going to the Popular Democratic Party.
New York Stock Exchange Analyst Projects Growth For Puerto Rico’s Economy
Opportunities for Economic Growth in Puerto Rico – FEDERAL RESERVE BANK of NEW YORK https://t.co/kDyGpqaEiR
— Marty Roden (@MartyRoden) December 2, 2016
In his remarks at the Puerto Rico Convention Center on November 29th, economic analyst William Dudley shared his positive outlook for the growth of Puerto RIco’s struggling economy.