S. 2328: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass S. 2328 in the Senate.

H.R. 5278 —better known as the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)— was a bipartisan bill in the United States Congress that was signed into law by President Obama on June 30, 2016. With this protection the governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, suspended payments due on July 1.

PROMESA aims to establish an oversight board, a process for restructuring debt, and expedited procedures for approving critical infrastructure projects in order to combat the Puerto Rican government-debt crisis. It is supposed to enable the island's government to enter a bankruptcy-like restructuring process and halt litigation in case of default. The task of the oversight board is to facilitate negotiations, or, if these fail, bring about a court-supervised process akin to a bankruptcy. The board is also responsible for overseeing and monitoring sustainable budgets. The President must appoint all seven members of the board, six of whom must be chosen among individuals recommended by Congressional leaders (though if not recommended by a September deadline, the President may make the appointments directly). The Governor of Puerto Rico (or a designee) would serve ex officio as an eighth member without voting rights.

Critics indicate that the law continues to treat the island as an anomaly, neither as a state nor a municipality, fails to provide a way to statehood or independence, and does not deal with underlying economic problems such as high unemployment, lack of opportunities, welfare issues, and brain drain. The oversight board will have broad sovereign powers to effectively overrule decisions by Puerto Rico's legislature, governor, and other public authorities, under the federal government's constitutional power to "make all needful rules and regulations" regarding U.S. territories.

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Congress
114th Congress
Date
Jun 29, 2016
Chamber
Senate
Number
#116
Question:
On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 2328) in the Senate
Result:
Motion Agreed to

Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 68
 
 
 
68%
36 31 1
  Nay 30
 
 
 
30%
18 11 1
Not Voting 2
 
 
 
2%
0 2 0
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov

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