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House Transition Committee to begin public transition hearings

By on December 4, 2016

SAN JUAN — House Transition Committee President Eduardo Ramírez Flores announced Sunday the beginning of public hearings about said legislative body’s administration during the 2013-2016 term.

“Following up with the transparency policy in all processes established by the new House Speaker-elect Carlos “Johnny” Méndez, today we announce the beginning of public hearings about the fiscal and administrative situation of this important legislative branch. These will begin next Tuesday, extending until Wednesday and Thursday if necessary,” commented Ramírez Flores through written declarations.

House Speaker-elect Carlos "Johnny" Méndez speaks during a press conference about amendments to the Puerto Rico Civil Code, currently discussed in the Special Legislative Session convoked by Gov. Alejandro García Padilla. (Cindy Burgos/CB)

House Speaker-elect Carlos “Johnny” Méndez speaks during a press conference about amendments to the Puerto Rico Civil Code, currently discussed in the Legislative Special Session summoned by Gov. Alejandro García Padilla. (Cindy Burgos/CB)

He indicated the hearings are scheduled for Dec. 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the Severo Colberg Ramírez Hearing Room.

The New Progressive Party (NPP) House Transition Committee is comprised by Oriol Campos, the Committee’s executive director in charge of the administrative area; Moisés Cortes Rosado in Finance, and Paula González Berríos in Human Resources.

Also present will be Carlos José Hernández González, who supervises transition in Property; Carlos Rivera Justiniano (Secretary); Henry Taboada (Sergeant-at-arms); and Hiram Carlos Rivera and Víctor Calderón to review pending cases and litigation.

“We are confident that the public-hearing process will be conducted without major barriers and with all pertinent information so the people know, without intermediaries, the real situation in the House of Representatives,” stated Ramírez Flores.

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