Posts Tagged: Raul Grijalva

New US House Chairman Open to Status Choice

The next chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives committee with general jurisdiction over the governing of U.S. territories has suggested that he would support legislation providing for Puerto Ricans to vote on the territory’s status. Representative Rob Bishop (R-Utah) voted against a bill that the House passed in 2010, which would have provided for… Read more »

63 in Congress Sponsor Statehood Bill

The number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives who have formally proposed statehood legislation for Puerto Rico has grown to 63. The 63 do not include other members of Congress who have said that they support the legislation, including, for example Raul Labrador (Idaho), a Republican with ‘Tea Party’ support, who was born in… Read more »

54 in Congress Propose 51st State

The number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives who have formally proposed statehood legislation for Puerto Rico reached 54. The 54 members of Congress do not include a number of others who have said that they support the legislation, including, for example Raul Labrador (Idaho), who was born in Puerto Rico, a Republican… Read more »

Thirty-Eight in Congress Propose Statehood

Thirty-eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed statehood legislation for Puerto Rico yesterday. The bill responds to the islands’ political status plebiscite last November. In the plebiscite, 54% of the vote rejected continuation of the current territory status, often popularly — but misleading — called “commonwealth,” and more than 61% was for statehood… Read more »