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Tag: Puerto Rican Statehood

A New Bill Proposes Statehood For Puerto Rico

July 10, 2018 

The push to make Puerto Rico a state has intensified after Puerto Rican resident commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon authored a bill calling for Puerto Rican statehood. The bill is supported both by several Republicans and Democrats including its sponsor Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah. He’s the head of the commission on Natural Resources so I see what….


Puerto Rico Votes For Statehood

June 12, 2017 

A historically small turnout of Puerto Rican voters came out on Sunday to cast their ballots in a non-binding vote over whether or not to apply for U.S. statehood. Even though only 23% of eligible voters came out to cast their ballots, 97% of those chose to move towards become the 51st state. Puerto Rican….


Puerto Rico Is One Step Closer To Statehood

February 13, 2014 

U.S. senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico has introduced legislation that would ask for a new referendum on Puerto Rican statehood. This is almost identical to a bill put forward by Puerto Rico’s non-voting representative in the house, resident commissioner Pedro Pierluisi. The referendum would be and up or down vote asking Puerto Ricans directly….