In 1976, then-President Gerald Ford responded to recommendations made to him by an ad hoc advisory group on Puerto Rico with a statement favoring statehood.… Read More »A Page from History: Pres. Gerald Ford on Statehood and Free Association
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… Read More »Historic Bipartisan Support For Puerto Rican Self Determination & Statehood
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 Republican party support this claim?Read More »The GOP on Puerto Rico