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Jenniffer González advocates for equal fund distribution in Washington

By on September 27, 2016

Left to Right: New Progressive Party (NPP) Resident Commissioner candidate Jenniffer González and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price / Inter News Service

Left to Right: New Progressive Party (NPP) Resident Commissioner candidate Jenniffer González and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price / Inter News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Progressive Party (NPP) Resident Commissioner candidate Jenniffer González advocated before House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price for fund assignments to Puerto Rico to fight the Zika virus.

The president of the Puerto Rico Republican Party also requested funds for social well-being programs, and she discussed economic proposals that both she and her party’s gubernatorial candidate, Ricardo Rosselló, sent to the task force representatives and members of the Fiscal Oversight Board, established by the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (Promesa).

Sen. González advocated for equal fund distributions to the island, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Child Tax Credit, as well as the expansion and permanence of Section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code, as she did with House Speaker Paul Ryan.

The NPP spokeswoman in the P.R. House of Representatives had maintained conversations with Sen. Marco Rubio, who had informed her of his efforts in favor of assigning funds to Puerto Rico.

The measure known as the “continuous resolution,” which assigns fund to keep the federal government operating, must be approved in the Senate soon, and then it would pass to the House to finally be authorized.

“I talked with congressman Price for the funds that Senate is preparing to approve to benefit Puerto Rico are also approved in the U.S. House. It would be a millionaire boost for the island with emphasis in fighting the Zika virus, which includes contributions to the Centers 330, programs for disease control, and vaccine research against Zika and other viruses, such as dengue and chikungunya, and additional funds for advanced research,” explained González.

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