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H.R. 2499, Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R. 2499, Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009

legislative hearing before the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plebiscite -- Puerto Rico,
  • Referendum -- Puerto Rico,
  • Puerto Rico -- Politics and government -- 1998-

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHR 2499, "Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009"
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .I5 2009e
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 89 p. ;
    Number of Pages89
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23931752M
    ISBN 100160837650
    ISBN 109780160837654
    LC Control Number2009438273

      The Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. ) would authorize a federally-sanctioned plebiscite (vote) of the people of Puerto Rico regarding their political future. Currently, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory with Commonwealth status. Puerto Rico residents are U.S. citizens, but do not pay federal incomes taxes and are represented in Congress by. The bill is H.R. , the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of , which was introduced last October. It would set up a pair of votes to help determine what - if any - changes residents would like to. Background. The United States acquired the islands of Puerto Rico in after the Spanish–American , Congress enacted legislation (P.L. ) authorizing Puerto Rico to hold a constitutional convention and in , the people of Puerto Rico ratified a constitution establishing a republican form of government for the island. After being approved by Congress and the President in. WASHINGTON, D.C., Ap - The House of Representatives is expected to soon vote on H.R. , the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. This bill would provide for a two-step vote process in Puerto Rico on their future political status, including the option of becoming the nation’s 51 st state. Puerto Rico is able to conduct its own local plebiscite or referendum, as they have done three times.


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H.R. 2499, Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Summary of H.R - th Congress (): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of H.R. was introduced onby Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which held a mark-up and reported the bill by a recorded vote of on October 8, Bill Summary. H.R. would provide for a federally authorized referendum regarding the political status of the U.S.

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. H.R. Puerto Rico Democracy Act of J Cost Estimate. Cost estimate for the bill as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on J View Document KB. Summary. Government Publishing OfficeU.S.

CongressHouse of RepresentativesCommittee on Natural ResourcesH.R. ''PUERTO RICO DEMOCRACY ACT OF ''Date(s) Held. H.R. "Puerto Rico Democracy Act of ": legislative hearing before the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S.

House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 book, first session, Wednesday, J   H. To provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES H.R. (th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law. This bill was introduced in the th Congress, which met from Jan 6, to Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

Inthe U.S. House of Representatives passed The Puerto Rico Democracy Act, a bill that ostensibly focused on the authorization of a plebiscite on the Island’s future political status in relationship to the United States. Nevertheless, the final text included language policy on (a) ballot language, (b) official language legislation, and (c) language ideologies favoring English as the.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. Ap Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. AN ACT. To provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico.

Short title. This Act may be cited as the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2. During his tenure as governor, Mr. Fortuño’s administration immediately got to work to restore the island’s economy, as well as to fight crime, improve education (particularly bilingual education), ensure equal treatment for Puerto Rico from the federal government and to promote a status bill (HR a.k.a.

the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. H.R. was introduced onby Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which held a mark-up and reported the bill by a recorded vote of on October 8, As a result of the skewed self-determination process provided for in H.the consent given by the people of Puerto Rico to the compact entered into in with the Congress will be revoked.

But, there will be no status change; because there is no commitment to that effect from Congress. Puerto Rico Democracy Act of The bill (H.R. ), was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on by Pedro Pierluisi (D- Puerto Rico) who is the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico to the United States Congress (not a voting-member of the House of Representatives).

[3]Long title: To provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico. Cosponsors of H.R - th Congress (): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of J H.R. Puerto Rico Democracy Act of As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on J H.R.

would allow Puerto Rico to conduct a vote on whether the island should retain its current relationship (a commonwealth) with the United States or pursue a different political status. WASHINGTON, D.C., J. Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. ) J Full Committee Markup.

Reporting H.R. out of Committee (View Roll Call Vote)The Puerto Rico Democracy Act would allow a federally sanctioned plebiscite (also known as a referendum) to be conducted in Puerto eligible voters would be asked whether they support the present form of.

Get this from a library. Puerto Rico Democracy Act of report together with additional views (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

[United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources.]. andCommonwealth, Enhanced Commonwealth, H.R.H.R. is fair, Invasion of Puerto Rico, PPD Autonomy vs. PPD Sovereignty, PPD colonialism, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico colony, Puerto Rico culture, Puerto Rico Democracy Act, Puerto Rico Democracy Act ofPuerto Rico political parties, Puerto Rico Self-Determination, Puerto.

The Puerto Rico Democracy Act ofH.R.introduced by Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) requires Puerto Ricans to hold a national referendum to indicate whether they want Puerto Rico to remain a self-governing U.S.

commonwealth, or become the 51 st state. 1) ProEnglish OPPOSES H.R. El Congresista Pedro Pierluisi radicó el pasado martes 19 de mayo el proyecto H.R. titulado “The Puerto Rico Democracy Act of ”, que de convertirse en ley proveerá un proceso de libre determinación para los cuatro millones de ciudadanos americanos en Puerto Rico.

El proyecto cuenta con el apoyo de 93 congresistas hasta el momento. Still a Threat to Puerto Rico’s Democratic Equality Over a year ago, onRafael Hernández-Colón wrote a column for criticizing Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi’s bill in the U.S.

House of Representatives (H.R. Puerto Rico Democracy Act of ), which seeks “to provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of. Puerto Rico has been a territory for years, and it has been an important part of this country in peacetime and Mr.

PIERLUISI. Chairman, 1 yield 1 minute to the gentlelady from Guam (Ms. BORDALLO). BORDALLO. Chairman, 1 rise in support of H.R.the Puerto Rico Democracy Act ofintroduced by my colleague, Congressman PEDRO.

On the House floor today, Congressman Lamar Smith, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, outlined three of the reasons to oppose H.R. - the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of   Ap - Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (IL-4) calls for a fair and open debate on what the passage of H.R.the Puerto Rico Democracy Act ofmeans for the political status of Puerto.

H.R. authorizes a federally mandated plebiscite on whether Puerto Rico should remain a commonwealth, become a state or become an independent nation in association (or not) with the United States. H.R. The Puerto Rico Democracy Act ofprovides for a federally sanctioned plebiscite that would give the four million U.S.

citizens of Puerto Rico an opportunity to freely determine Puerto Rico's future political status. H.R. Puerto Rico Democracy Act of – Full Text. Congressional Research Service Summary.

The following summary was written by the Congressional Research Service, a well-respected nonpartisan arm of the Library of Congress. GovTrack did not write and has no control over these summaries. The bill is H.R.the Puerto Rico Democracy Act ofwhich was introduced last October.

It would set up a pair of votes to help determine what - if any - changes residents would like to make in their governing structure. H.R."Puerto Rico Democracy Act of " legislative hearing before the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, Wednesday, J   Puerto Rico Democracy Act–Legislation Biased in Favor of Statehood Brian Darling, Heritage Foundation, Ap According to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House will vote on H.R.

the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, later this week. The single worst part of H.R.dubbed the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, is that it would allow former Puerto Ricans to vote in a pro-statehood advisory referendum even if those former residents are already registered voters in a U.S.

state. Instead of voting "early and often," this might be called the "vote here, there and everywhere" stratagem. On NovemGovernor-elect Fortuño appointed former PRSSA president Kenneth McClintock as Secretary of State of his upcoming administration.

On January 2,Fortuño was sworn in as the ninth elected Governor of Puerto Rico and McClintock was sworn in as the 22nd Secretary of President: Christian Santos. It is rumored that the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. ) will be placed on the rarely used "suspension calendar," barring any floor amendments and suggesting that.

H.R."Puerto Rico Democracy Act of " legislative hearing before the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, Wednesday, J Published: (). According to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House will vote on H.R.the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, [Thursday].

The legislation provides Puerto Rico a two stage voting process and. Carol Helm, the fabulous founder of IRON, is alerting concerned citizens about the status of H.R.which is also known as The Puerto Rico Democracy Act of "Now out of committee and could be brought to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote any day.

H.R. (Puerto Rico Democracy Act of ), a piece of legislation that may allow Puerto Rico to become a state. The bill requires Puerto Rico to hold an election on a referendum that reads, “Do you want to maintain the status quo?” Now, if it seems strange that a bill related to potentially adding a 51st state to our union does not once.

H.R.the Puerto Rico Democracy Act ofcreates a federally sanctioned vote of Puerto Ricans to determine the island’s political status. The Act has earned the bi-partisan support of more than co-sponsors and was reported favorably out of the Committee on Natural Resources. Given H.R.

’s legislative momentum, the idea of. Congressman Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's representative in Congress, is taking Obama's statement to heart and is leading the effort to make Puerto Rico the 51st state with H.R.

the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of Of course, Puerto Ricans may choose to continue as they are, a commonwealth, or opt for independence. Markup of H.R. the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of Committee on Natural Resources. J Thank you Chairman Rahall. Thank you for calling today’s markup, for your strong support of H.R.and for all you have done to advance the cause of self-determination for the people of Puerto : Pedro Pierluisi.

According to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House will vote on H.R.the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, later this week.

The legislation provides Puerto Rico a Author: Brian Darling. H.R. (Puerto Rico Democracy Act of ), a piece of legislation that may allow Puerto Rico to become a state.

The bill requires Puerto Rico to .plebiscite process in H.R. could be reduced to one that presents the four status options to the voters. House Passage On Apthe House approved an amended version of H.R.the Puerto Rico Democracy Act ofby a final vote of .