Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla to Speak at National Press Club, December 16

Dec 11, 2015, 10:22 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Dec.11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, will speak at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on December 16. Governor Garcia Padilla will talk about steps the U.S. territory is taking to pay off the $70 billion in debt and revive the economic growth on the island.

Puerto Rico, inhibited by 3.5 million of U.S. citizens, has been suffering from a decade-long recession, causing businesses to close and residents to leave the island. About 2.5 percent of the population left last year and 1,500 Puerto Ricans continue to depart each week. Garcia Padilla has been negotiating with debtholders and urging U.S. Congress to help.

The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchase by going to the following link.  The cost of luncheon admission is $23 for National Press Club members and $37 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

For questions about reservations, email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662-7500. Credentialed press may cover this event with proper ID.

The National Press Club is located at 14th and F Streets, NW, one block west of Metro Center. For more information about the Club and its programs, go to www.press.org.

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