Jenniffer González promotes DC discussion of US Tax Reform impact on Puerto Rico

by May 9, 2017Congress0 comments

With a tax reform proposal soon to be considered before the US House of Representatives, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón promoted a discussion in the federal capital on the possible effects it could have on the island’s economic development.

The congresswoman, gathered with the Board of Directors of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s (CHLI), coordinated a forum to discuss the proposed tax reform’s impact on the economy of Puerto Rico. The event included participation from other members of Congress and representatives of the government of Puerto Rico and private business.

A panel that followed included Puerto Rico Treasury Undersecretary Roxana Cruz Rivera, National Taxpayers Union Chairman Pete Sepp, and Iván Román of the Puerto Rico Pharmaceutical Industry Association (PIA).

CHLI is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by members of the US Congress to promote economic progress of the Hispanic community, focusing on social responsibility and global competitiveness. It is chaired by former Florida congressman Lincoln Díaz-Balart and its vice chair is his brother, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25).