Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Congressman Serrano Questions Holder on P.R. Status Plebiscite Funding


Congressman Serrano Questions Holder on P.R. Status Plebiscite Funding




Serrano Questions A.G. Holder on P.R. Plebiscite

Washington, DC – April 22, 2013 – During a budget hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressman Serrano questioned him on the $2.5 million in the President’s budget request for a plebiscite.

The Attorney General - AG Holder:

Well, under the budget request of, I guess, $2.5 million dollars, the responsibility for devising the expenditure plan is going to rest, as it should, with the State Election Commission. Our role is limited to reviewing the plan and determining whether it’s compatible with the Constitution and laws of the United States. But the administration is committed to the principle that political status is a matter of self-determination and the President’s budget proposal reflects his commitment to work with Congress to provide a mechanism for the people of Puerto Rico to decide their own fate. That is our view.

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The full exchange can be watched here:
The Budget Law was passed and the funds assigned for Puerto Rico's Status Process are included :
H.R.3547 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)