HR 4901, Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act of 2019

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HR 4901, Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act of 2019

Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, introduced HR 4901, the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act of 2019, in Congress yesterday.

Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. Congress can admit any U.S. territory as a state with a simple majority vote.

HR 4901 began with 45 co-sponsors, 29 Democrats and 16 Republicans (counting Gonzalez-Colon). Here are the original cosponsors:

  • Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer (R-PR)
  • Rep. Young, Don (R-AK)
  • Rep. Bishop, Rob (R-UT)
  • Rep. Soto, Darren (D-FL)
  • Rep. Murphy, Stephanie (D-FL)
  • Rep. Gallego, Ruben (D-AZ)
  • Rep. Waltz, Michael (R-FL)
  • Rep. Plaskett, Stacey (D-VI)
  • Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario (R-FL)
  • Rep. Stefanik, Elise (R-NY)
  • Rep. Crist, Charlie (D-FL)
  • Rep. King, Peter (R-NY)
  • Rep. Shalala, Donna (D-FL)
  • Rep. Bacon, Don (R-NE)
  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie (D-FL)
  • Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian (R-PA)
  • Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman (R-AS)
  • Rep. Swalwell, Eric (D-CA)
  • Rep. Huffman, Jared (D-CA)
  • Rep. Posey, Bill (R-FL)
  • Rep. Cicilline, David (D-RI)
  • Rep. Lowenthal, Alan (D-CA)
  • Rep. Vargas, Juan (D-CA)
  • Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann (D-AZ)
  • Rep. Katko, John (R-NY)
  • Rep. Banks, Jim (R-IN)
  • Rep. Beatty, Joyce (D-OH)
  • Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho (D-MP)
  • Rep. Brown, Anthony (D-MD)
  • Rep. Lewis, John (D-GA)
  • Rep. LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA)
  • Rep. Demings, Val Butler (D-FL)
  • Rep. Wilson, Joe (R-SC)
  • Rep. San Nicolas, Michael (D-GU)
  • Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. (D-GA)
  • Rep. Carbajal, Salud (D-CA)
  • Rep. Brownley, Julia (D-CA)
  • Rep. Foster, Bill (D-IL)
  • Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. (D-VA)
  • Rep. Raskin, Jamie (D-MD)
  • Rep. Hastings, Alcee (D-FL)
  • Rep. Wild, Susan (D-PA)
  • Rep. Peterson, Collin (D-MN)
  • Rep. Spano, Ross (R-FL)

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Statehood is more important for Puerto Rico than ever before. As we rebuild from the destruction of Hurricane Maria, we have a choice: take the right steps for a strong future, or continue as a powerless territory.

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