Pierluisi introduces the Puerto Rico Status Resolution ActThe introduction of HR 2000 sets forth the process for Puerto Rico to be admitted as a State of the Union. Territory status deprives 3.7 American citizens residing in Puerto Rico of the most fundamental democratic rights. This past November, the people of Puerto Rico withdrew their consent to second-class citizenship, and chose a future of dignity and democracy.
Introduction of Legislation to Award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Borinqueneers”Congressman Pierluisi introduced legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, a famed U.S. Army unit known as the“Borinqueneers” composed almost entirely of soldiers from Puerto Rico that overcame discrimination and earned praise and respect for its combat performance in the Korean War.
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Washington, DC—Today, Resident Commissioner Pedro R. Pierluisi introduced the Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act, a bipartisan bill that sets forth a process for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico to become a State.
View the speech here: Five-Minute Floor Statement on the Introduction of the Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act
View the testimony here: Testimony on the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, House Armed Service Committee