• 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.