Today, Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released the following statement on the scheduled legislative hearing to consider reforms to the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act,” or ‘PROMESA’.
“The people of Puerto Rico are being belittled by Democrats and their farcical hearing intended for headlines instead of solving problems. … Read more »
Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) sent a letter to Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares, Puerto Rican Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz, and Puerto Rican House Speaker Carlos Mendez Nunez, regarding the next… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), today issued the following statement regarding the release of Puerto Rico’s audited financials for Fiscal Year 2015.
“The passage of PROMESA was instigated by a need for fiscal discipline and transparency within Puerto Rico, and the release of these audited financials is a needed step forward in this process. Governor… Read more »
House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) filed an amicus brief over the weekend with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on the legislative intent of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).
The brief, which was requested by the Court, outlines the core statutory mandates of PROMESA’s Financial Oversight and… Read more »
By Colin Wilhelm
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing this summer on Puerto Rico's fitful recovery from hurricanes Maria and Irma focused on the U.S. territory's troubled electrical grid.
Chairman Rob Bishop called the power grid and Puerto Rico's $70 billion debt crisis "interrelated" — a hearing on the status of the commonwealth's debt recovery… Read more »
Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report highlighting factors contributing to the debt crisis in Puerto Rico and the systemic lack of accountability and transparency across the territorial government.
“From highlighting the stifling debt to… Read more »
Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Chairman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) sent a letter to the Interim Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) on recent allegations of corruption and mismanagement of power restoration operations on… Read more »
Today, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló submitted updated fiscal plans to the Financial Management and Oversight Board, as required under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The proposals include initial plans for the privatization of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement:… Read more »
Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, says he's thrilled to finally be working with a president who supports the idea of returning the control of federal land to states and localities.
But in an interview with the Washington Examiner, he said Congress needs to work quickly to make sure President Trump's decisions to roll back… Read more »
Today, the Full Committee held an oversight hearing on “The Need for Transparent Financial Accountability in Territories' Disaster Recovery Efforts." The panel reviewed the financial needs of both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the need and form of appropriate Federal oversight.
“Improved coordination and the need for transparent and accountable expenditures of taxpayer… Read more »