April 21, 2016 / 4:06 PM / a year ago

U.S. House speaker cites progress on Puerto Rico debt bill

WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday very good progress was being made on a bill to help Puerto Rico tackle its $70 billion debt, but gave no timetable on when the legislation would be advanced.

“They’re working with the Treasury on technical details on how restructuring works right now. I think they’re making very good progress,” Ryan, a Republican, told reporters. He said he would leave the timing on advancing of the legislation to Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below