WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón released the following statement following passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“Puerto Rico is still working to rebuild following the damage done by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Congress has been sending aid, many of our members have visited Puerto Rico following the storms, and we are always looking for more ways to help the island. One of those ways is through additional tax incentives so that our fellow U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico can have all the possible resources to rebuild their lives and their economy. It is our intention to make improvements to our tax reform legislation as it relates to Puerto Rico when we go to conference.”