Authorized statement of the Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló:
(November 13, 2017 – Washington, DC) "We are very pleased with the decision issued today by Judge Laura Taylor Swain, since it reiterates our position regarding the limit of power of the Financial Oversight and Management Board. Since the first day, we have been clear in terms of the powers that the Board has and those it does not have. It is clear that the Financial Oversight and Management Board does not have the power to take full control of the Government or its instrumentalities. Our position has been validated and it has been recognized that the administration and public management of Puerto Rico remains with the democratically elected government. As Governor of Puerto Rico, I will defend the democratic rights of my people over any challenge and in any forum. We recognize that the reconstruction and recovery of the Island requires a union of wills; therefore, we welcome any collaboration or technical support that the Board wishes to offer to the Government elected by Puerto Ricans to ensure the best interests of the People of Puerto Rico."