President Bill Clinton, Remarks on the United States – Puerto Rico Political Status Act (H.R. 856), Democratic Governors’ Association Dinner, February 23, 1998. This is the centennial year of Puerto Rico’s affiliation with the United States. And I think that it is time that we responded to the aspirations of the 4 million U.S. citizens who live there and allow them to determine their ultimate political status.Read More »President Bill Clinton, Remarks on the United States – Puerto Rico Political Status Act (H.R. 856)
President Bill Clinton, News Conference on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, February 16, 2000. Q. [D]o you believe in your heart that Puerto Rico’s colonial status is the root of this problem [the local discontent with Navy bombing and military exercises on the island] or is [it] related to Puerto Ricans’ ambivalence to issues of national security?Read More »President Bill Clinton, News Conference in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, February 16, 2000.
President Bill Clinton, Executive Order 13183, Establishment of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status, December 23, 2000. It is the policy of the… Read More »President Bill Clinton, Executive Order 13183
Recognition by National, State and Grassroots Leaders Presidents of the United States President-elect Barack Obama, letter to Rep. Luis Fortuño, January 2, 2009. I… Read More »Congress Has an Obligation to Resolve Puerto Rico’s Status as a Territory of the United States