• House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, during the committee's markup hearing on H.R. 5278, Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a Republican-led House committee.

    Updated: 4:13 pm

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2016. In a breakthrough, House Republicans and Democrats have agreed to a deal to help rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Bipartisan deal in House to help Puerto Rico with $70B debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats reached a rare, election-year deal with the White House to try to rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt as millions of Americans in the cash-strapped U.S. territory struggle with the loss of basic services.

  • After delays, House GOP moves forward to help Puerto Rico

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of delays, House Republicans are moving forward with legislation to help Puerto Rico manage $70 billion in debt.