Monday, December 17, 2018

Puerto Rican governor and GOP members agree on statehood vote

The Republican leaders of the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday called on Puerto Rico to hold a new vote on statehood. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D) tweeted a letter dated Monday, signed by four top Republicans on the House panel, which oversees territorial affairs. “We are ready for a binding process, endorsed by the federal […]

Puerto Rico introduces bill to grant statehood to the island

Puerto Rico’s non-voting representative Jenniffer Gonzalez introduced a bill in Congress yesterday to grant statehood to the territory by 2021. “This is the first step to open a serious discussion regarding the ultimate status for the island,” Gonzalez said, according to the AP. Gonzalez, the territory’s resident commissioner, said the legislation currently has 14 Democratic […]

Puerto Ricans Vote for Statehood Amid Historically Low Turnout

On Sunday, Puerto Rico residents voted in a non-binding vote for statehood, with historically low numbers. Almost eight out of 10 voters did not participate. “Eight out of 10 voters went to the beach, went to the river, went to go eat, went to go hang out, went to church, but they sure didn’t go […]