Governor Rosselló continues efforts for equal treatment for Puerto Rico in Washington, DC
(January 9, 2018 - Washington, DC) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, met today with the resident commissioner in Washington, Jenniffer González, to continue the efforts of the Puerto Rico Statehood Commission.
Tomorrow, the resident commissioner is expected to present Puerto Rico’s congressional delegation on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.
At the same time, the governor met with the members of the Puerto Rico Statehood Commission.
The Commission—created by mandate of Act No. 30 of 2017—consists of former governors Pedro Rosselló, Carlos Romero, and Luis Fortuño; the president of the Democratic Party in Puerto Rico, Charlie Rodríguez; the national committeewoman of the Republican Party, Zoraida Fonalledas; Baseball Hall of Fame member, Iván Rodríguez; and the attorney Alfonso Aguilar.
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in Washington, DC (PRFAA), Carlos Mercader, also attended the meeting.
Afterwards, governor Rosselló met with senator Patty Murray (D-WA) of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).
Murray is the highest ranking Democratic senator of that commission.
At the meeting, Rosselló and Murray talked about the need to ensure that the fiscal cliff in the Medicaid health program is addressed, while acknowledging that last year had been difficult for Puerto Rico and that the Island needs equal treatment in the health issue.