All posts tagged "Senate"
Senate Closes Special Session, Approves 27 Designations
SAN JUAN – Despite having 11 absent senators, the Puerto Rico Senate confirmed Monday 27 designations, approved four legislative measures, and ended labors for this special session, vetoing at least two bills included by Gov. Alejandro García Padilla. The...
- Posted December 6, 2016
Brazil judge in Petrobras probe urges Senate to oppose bill
SAO PAULO — The federal judge presiding over the corruption-kickback investigation at Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras urged senators on Thursday to oppose legislation that would allow judges and prosecutors to be charged with abuse of authority....
- Posted December 2, 2016
CEE Finishes on Monday the General Counting and Begins to Determine Positions by Addition at the Senate
The State Elections Commission (CEE by its Spanish initials) finished on Monday the general counting of the votes for the past elections of November 8 and must resolve whether or not to give two additional seats to...
- Posted November 25, 2016
Senate Democrats Aim to Block LGBT Measure from Defense Bill
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are intent on scuttling a House-passed provision that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation. In a letter delivered Tuesday to the leaders of the Armed...
- Posted October 25, 2016
Senate Passes Measure To Reopen Raced-Based Murders
The bill is named after Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy who was murdered
- Posted July 15, 2016
Senate Recognizes 60-Year Musical Trajectory of Roberto Roena
SAN JUAN – Sen. Ramón Luis Nieves presented Friday a motion to congratulate at the upper chamber percussionist, orchestra director and choreographer Roberto Roena in recognition of his 60 years in music. “I am convinced that...
- Posted June 17, 2016
Bittersweet Primaries for the New Progressive Party
From its foundation in 1968, the leadership of the New Progressive Party has prided itself as a party where internal primaries strengthen its structure and have yielded much electoral political benefit. But that political maxim has not...
- Posted February 12, 2016