Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018

Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico, introduced the Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018 today. With 36 co-sponsors, including 23 Republicans, this bill is the next step toward statehood.

The bill calls for Puerto Rico to be admitted as a state. It establishes a Task Force to make sure that Puerto Rico is treated equally with the current 50 states. It asks President Trump to proclaim Puerto Rico as a state.

We must encourage our representatives in Congress to support this bill. Introducing a bill is the first step toward changing a law. Now, with our support, the Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018 will make its way through the process of becoming law.

 

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Thank those who have already cosponsored. If your reps haven’t done so yet, ask them to add their names in support. Here is the list of cosponsors:

REPUBLICAN ORIGINAL CO-SPONSORS

  1. Jenniffer González-Colón (PR)
  2. Rob Bishop (Utah)
  3. Don Young (Alaska)
  4. Sean Duffy (Wisconsin)
  5. Thomas MacArthur (New Jersey)
  6. Elise M. Stefanik (New York)
  7. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida)
  8. Amata Radewagen (American Samoa)
  9. Jim Banks (Indiana)
  10. Don Bacon (Nebraska)
  11. Carlos Curbelo (Florida)
  12. Peter T. King (New York)
  13. Ron DeSantis (Florida)
  14. Mario Diaz-Balart (Florida)
  15. Ted S. Yoho (Florida)
  16. Brian K. Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania)
  17. Claudia Tenney (New York)
  18. Raul R. Labrador (Idaho)
  19. Ryan A. Costello (Pennsylvania)
  20. David A. Trott (Michigan)
  21. Jeff Denham (California)
  22. Scott Taylor (Virginia)

DEMOCRATIC ORIGINAL CO-SPONSORS

  1. Stephanie Murphy (Florida)
  2. Gregorio Sablan (Northern Marianas)
  3. Darren Soto (Florida)
  4. Gene Green (Texas)
  5. Jamie Raskin (Maryland)
  6. Juan Vargas (California)
  7. Donald S. Beyer (Virginia)
  8. Madeleine Z. Bordallo (Guam)
  9. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Florida)
  10. Stacey Plaskett (Virgin Islands)
  11. Elizabeth Esty (Connecticut)
  12. James McGovern (Massachusetts)
  13. Anthony Brown (Maryland)
  14. Joyce Beatty (Ohio)

 

2 Comments

RODOLFO SOLA-BENETTI

I suggest incorporation of the territory as soon as possible. Deep cuts in the next two years could mean losing 2020 elections. The only way to stop the opposition from sabotage H.R. 6246 is becoming law. Act fast or could be late!

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Angel Pomales-Crespo

Agree, analogy…we have waited over 120 years and right now we need to get the engagement ring right away (that is formal Territorial Incorporation), marriage will come with Statehood. This is a long effort but with an Incremental Winnings mentality we will get there. Most importantly right now for PR is to be “standardized” as a US Incorporated Territory; that will set the economic, business/industry and legal framework to put PR on an irreversible path towards statehood.

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