To amend title 11 of the United States Code to treat Puerto Rico as a State for purposes of chapter 9 of such title relating to the adjustment of debts of municipalities.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2015
Length: 2 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on February 11, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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41 Cosponsors (40 Democrats, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Larson Meets with Community Leaders to Discuss Puerto Rico Debt Crisis”
— Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 17, 2016
“rep. gutirrez: put puerto rico status issue aside to focus on the debt crisis”
— Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 29, 2015
Jul 31, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5305 (113th).
Feb 11, 2015
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Feb 26, 2015
Considered by Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
H.R. 870 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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