Advocacy Update

CCUSA Sees PROMESA as Important Step Forward for People of Puerto Rico

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), deeply concerned about the crisis in Puerto Rico, especially its effects on children and those in poverty, sent letters to the House of Representatives urging them not only to pass legislation to allow Puerto Rico to restructure its debt but also to support an amendment to strengthen the bill that directly addresses child poverty. While CCUSA believes that the bill is not perfect, CCUSA recognizes the bill as a first step toward addressing the economic and humanitarian emergency that Puerto Rico is facing.

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