Draft of Puerto Rico legislation could be improved: White House

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Posted: Mar 30, 2016 1:45 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The draft bill introduced in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to steer Puerto Rico through its economic crisis represents a constructive, good-faith effort but could be improved, the White House said on Wednesday.

At a daily briefing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters the bill could be improved by adding a mechanism to boost oversight of Puerto Rico's government and by expanding the earned income tax credit.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Susan Heavey; Writing by Megan Cassella; Editing by Dan Grebler)