Lin-Manuel Miranda Discuss Puerto Rico Debt Crisis with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
Lin-Manuel doesn’t play a U.S. Treasury Secretary on Broadway, but he also meets with the current one. The Hamilton creator and star recently met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about the Puerto Rico debt crisis.
Recently, Lin-Manuel Miranda sat down with Jack Lew where they discussed the relief for Puerto Rican debt crisis as Miranda pointed out in a tweet:
“Also had a great talk w @USTreasury about Puerto Rico's economy.
It is a high priority. Now we wait for Congress. History has [Eyes] on you.”
Miranda also spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the issue:
‘It’s a solvable, fixable crisis. We have a humanitarian crisis on our hands….”
Jack Lew isn’t the only person that Miranda was meeting with about the issues as he pointed out in another tweet:
“I'm meeting with Dems & Repubs in Congress to address the financial/humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.”
Cuban American former Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio also spoke about the issue during a recently CNN debate. Watch the video below for his comments and be sure to weigh in with your own in the comments section at the bottom of the page.