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White House says Puerto Rico fiscal crisis needs congressional response

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that the Obama administration has leveraged all of its power to help support Puerto Rico as it copes with a fiscal crisis.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the Puerto Rican fiscal crisis is severe and needs a congressional response.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards and Susan Heavey; Editing by Will Dunham)