Congress edges closer to passing Puerto Rico rescue package

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, as the Senate works on a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. The bill, passed by the House earlier this month, would create a control board that would oversee the island's finances and could supervise some debt restructuring. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Congress edged closer to delivering relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico as the Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for passage of a last-minute financial rescue package for the territory of 3.5 million …

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