Posts Tagged: Richard Nixon

Historic Bipartisan Support For Puerto Rican Self Determination & Statehood

On October 21, 1966, Congressman John P. Saylor (R-PA) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about bipartisan legislation he co-sponsored that sought to provide “for the admission in the Union on an equal footing with the original states, of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.” Congressman Saylor asserted that the door for Puerto Rican statehood would be open… Read more »

The GOP on Puerto Rico

One of the most frequent claims about Puerto Rican statehood in mainland media is the notion that a Republican Congress won’t allow Puerto Rico to become a state. A primarily Hispanic population, the thinking goes, would be bound to support Democrats, shifting the balance of power within the Congress. Does the recent history of the… Read more »