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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….

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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….

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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….

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