Paul Ryan: The U.S. Federal Government Must Help Puerto Rico ‘Stand On Its Own Two Feet’

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House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t exactly contradicted President Trump on the issue of Puerto Rico, but he also isn’t repeating the POTUS’ controversial stance on the U.S. territory’s recovery after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Ryan told reporters at his weekly news conference, “We need to make sure that Puerto Rico can begin to stand on its own two feet.”

Ryan added that Puerto Rico “already had tough fiscal problems to begin with,” and as such, “We’ve...

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