The Midterm Election and Its Implications for Puerto Rico

Election results in the U.S. midterm elections are still coming in as we write this CNE Review but the big picture is fairly clear. Adapting to the new political conditions in the U.S. is the only strategy likely to be successful in avoiding two years of stagnation and achieving some policy victories in Washington.

The Help Puerto Rico Needs

We believe the current confluence of events calls for President Biden to take bold action and order the creation of an entity similar to the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, which was created by President Obama under Executive Order 13632 of 7 December 2012.

Puerto Rico Recovery Task Force

This Policy Brief focuses on the lack of effective coordination among the relevant stakeholders in the recovery process, set forth principles to guide the process, present policy priorities for both the emergency response to Fiona and the ongoing reconstruction related to María, and suggest a mechanism for effective coordination among and between all the relevant parties.

Del PAN al SNAP

En un momento de tanta discusión sobre las posibilidades transformadoras del uso de fondos federales en Puerto Rico, no debemos perder de vista una de las propuestas que más posibilidad de impacto tiene para nuestra Isla: la transición del PAN al SNAP.

Puerto Rico: Highlights of the Build Back Better Bill

There is a lot of activity going on in Washington, D.C. these days. Back in August, the Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. That bill, however, has been on hold in the House, as Democrats negotiated amongst themselves the contents of the Build Back Better (“BBB”) bill. We are still combing through the text, but to keep you informed, we wanted to share some of the key points in the BBB bill regarding Puerto Rico as of today.

Standing Up for Puerto Rico in Washington, D.C.

In a short three years, CNE has not only elevated and persuaded Congress and the Executive to more adequately address Puerto Rico’s challenges, but it has achieved substantial changes in federal law.