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The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA; H.R. 5278, S. 2328)
The report presents a brief description of Puerto Rico, its relationship with the federal government, and its fiscal challenges. The body of the report provides a section-by-section description of H.R. 5278, including a short overview of the bill, along with a comparison with previous legislation involving control boards.
The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA; H.R. 5278, S. 2328)
The report presents a brief description of Puerto Rico, its relationship with the federal government, and its fiscal challenges. It also includes a short overview of bill H.R. 5278, with a comparison with previous legislation involving control boards and a section-by-section description of the bill.
Puerto Rico and Health Care Finance: Frequently Asked Questions
This report provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Puerto Rico's health care system.
Puerto Rico Energy Center Study: Volume 1
From introduction: The scope of work of the study was to compile and analyze information on the resources and requirements of the southwestern, southeastern, and north-central coastal regions of the Commonwealth, and assess industrial and agricultural activities which in conjunction with the power and desalting plants, might comprise the energy center complex. The study was also to identify the need for any experimental, pilot or demonstration projects which benefit the practical application of the Energy Center concept in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico Energy Center Study: Executive Summary
From introduction: The scope of work of the study was to compile and analyze information on the resources and requirements of the southwestern, southeastern, and north-central coastal regions of the Commonwealth, and assess industrial and agricultural activities which in conjunction with the power and desalting plants, might comprise the energy center complex. The study was also to identify the need for any experimental, pilot or demonstration projects which benefit the practical application of the Energy Center concept in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico Energy Center Study: Volume 2
From introduction: This report concerns nuclear power plant deployment in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico Energy Center Study: Site Selection Supplement
From introduction: The PRWRA has contracted with the AEC to study the application of an Energy Center in Puerto Rico. The authority in turn has retained Burns and Roe, Inc. as a subcontractor and the Dow Chemical Company as a major sub-subcontractor to carry out this study.
Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS) Power Station : Final Hazards Summary Report
Summary report of final hazards for the Boiling Nuclear Superheater (BONUS) Power Station with illustrations.
Puerto Rico and Health Care Finance: Frequently Asked Questions
This report provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how federal health care programs and requirements are implemented in Puerto Rico, including information about eligibility, coverage, program requirements, and payment rules. Examples provided in the FAQs illustrate that in many circumstances, some health programs in Puerto Rico differ from programs in the US, while in other circumstances, Puerto Rico is treated the same as the states. As such, these questions and answers should be viewed as a discussion of the complexity of health care financing as it relates to Puerto Rico under current law.
Puerto Rico’s Political Status and the 2012 Plebiscite: Background and Key Questions
This report provides a foundation for understanding Puerto Rico’s status, why those on the island and in Washington continue to be interested in the issue, and how the 2012 plebiscite and its aftermath provides an opportunity to revisit status. This report is designed to emphasize brief, accessible answers to selected key questions and issues about Puerto Rico’s political status and the plebiscite. The discussion is organized around selected key policy questions, followed by brief answers and additional analysis.
Puerto Rico's Current Fiscal Challenges
This report discusses multiple challenges the government of Puerto Rico faces in the fall of 2015. Concerns regarding the sustainability of Puerto Rico's public finances have intensified over the past year, despite several measures taken by the island's government to reduce spending, increase revenues, and restructure its obligations. The Puerto Rican government outlined a medium-term strategy to address those challenges in a fiscal plan put forth in mid-September 2015.
Tropical Storm? The Supreme Court Considers Double Jeopardy and the Sovereign Status of Puerto Rico
This legal sidebar discusses the nature of the relationship between the United States government and the territory of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Based in part on statutory language providing that the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States is "in the nature of a compact," arguments have been made that any change in Puerto Rico's political status must be consented to by both parties.
Puerto Rico and Health Care Finance: Frequently Asked Questions
This report provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Puerto Rico's health care system, including how federal health care programs (Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]) and private health insurance requirements apply to Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico's Current Fiscal Challenges: In Brief
This report discusses the current state of Puerto Rico's public finances. Puerto Rico faces several fiscal hurdles in 2015. Concerns regarding the sustainability of Puerto Rico's public finances have intensified over the past year, despite several measures taken by the island's government to reduce spending, increase revenues, and restructure its obligations.
Puerto Rico's Current Fiscal Challenges: In Brief
This report discusses the current state of Puerto Rico's public finances. Puerto Rico faces several fiscal hurdles in 2015. Concerns regarding the sustainability of Puerto Rico's public finances have intensified over the past year, despite several measures taken by the island's government to reduce spending, increase revenues, and restructure its obligations.
The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory
This report discusses the issues involved with determining whether the Arecib Ionospheric Observatory is more cost-effective than replacing it with newer, available technology. The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory is a radio and radar telescope located in Barrio Esperanza, Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
The Rum Excise Tax Cover-Over: Legislative History and Current Issues
This report provides a history and analysis of the rum cover-over program and current legislative efforts to modify the program. The congressional debate on this legislation could also lead to debate on the broader issue of the cover-over program more generally.
Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress
This report discusses the current U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, the history of said relationship, and the current political state of Puerto Rico, as well as relevant pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation concerning Puerto Rico.
Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress
This report discusses the current U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, the history of said relationship, and the current political state of Puerto Rico, as well as relevant pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation concerning Puerto Rico.
Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress
This report discusses the current U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, the history of said relationship, and the current political state of Puerto Rico, as well as relevant pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation concerning Puerto Rico.
Political Status of Puerto Rico: Options for Congress
This report discusses the current U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship, the history of said relationship, and the current political state of Puerto Rico, as well as relevant pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation concerning Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rican Statehood: Effects on House Apportionment
This report looks at House of Representative distribution between states if Puerto Rico were to gain statehood.
Citrus Fruit Growing in the Gulf States
Report discussing best practices for cultivating a citrus orchard. Discussion includes possible grove sites, varieties of citrus trees, fertilizers, methods of cold protection, and nursery cultivation.
The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory
This report discusses the issues involved with determining whether the Arecib Ionospheric Observatory is more cost-effective than replacing it with newer, available technology. The Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory is a radio and radar telescope located in Barrio Esperanza, Arecibo, Puerto Rico. In 2005-2006, NSF's Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) conducted a Senior Review of its portfolio of facilities and reported that the scientific value of the Arecibo was modest when compared to other existing and proposed projects and recommended decreasing the telescope's annual $12.0 million budget to $9.0 million in FY2009, and securing partnerships for the remaining necessary funding.
Sites, Soils, and Varieties for Citrus Groves in the Gulf States
"The following pages contain brief and concise directions for the choice of the proper sites, soils, and varieties for citrus orchards in the Gulf States." -- p. 7
Propagation of Citrus Trees in the Gulf States
Report giving "a brief description of the methods of propagating citrus trees and of the most important nursery practices. It includes also a discussion of the choice of suitable stocks for different regions." -- p. 3
Compilation of War Laws of the Various States and Insular Possessions
Text containing the laws related to World War I that were enacted within the United States and possessions in the Caribbean. Summaries of the laws are organized by topic, which are listed alphabetically in the table of contents (pp. 5-6). Index starts on page 185
United States Earthquakes, 1961
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1961. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1949
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1949. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1962
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1962. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes 1942
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1942. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes 1941
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1941. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1953
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1953. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1952
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1952. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1931
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1931. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes 1940
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1940. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1934
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1934. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1936
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1936. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1932
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1932. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1933
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1933. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1950
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1950. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1951
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1951. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1938
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1938. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1937
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1937. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1944
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1944. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1945
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1945. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1929
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1929. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1943
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1943. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1947
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1947. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
United States Earthquakes, 1954
Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1954. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.