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United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources

United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act

report together with additional views (to accompany H.R. 856) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Statehood (American politics),
  • Democracy -- Puerto Rico,
  • Puerto Rico -- Politics and government -- 1952-

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesUnited States Puerto Rico Political Status Act.
    SeriesRept. / 105th Congress, 1st session, House of Representatives -- 105-131.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18112106M

    No, Puerto Rico is not a state, but rather a Commonwealth of the United States. This status provides local autonomy to the island and allows Puerto Rico to publicly display its flag. However, the government of Puerto Rico, while ostensibly a . We support the federally sponsored political status referendum authorized and funded by an Act of Congress in to ascertain the aspirations of the people of Puerto Rico. Once the local vote for statehood is ratified, Congress should approve an enabling act with terms for Puerto Rico's future admission as the 51st state of the Union.

    The current political status of Puerto Rico has ramifications into many spheres of Puerto Rican life, and there are limits to the level of autonomy the Puerto Rican government has. For example, the Island's government is not fully autonomous, and the level of federal presence in the Island is common place, including a branch of the United. On July 4, , President Harry S. Truman signed Public Act , which allowed Puerto Ricans to draft their own constitution establishing the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The U.S. Congress had granted commonwealth status on Puerto Rico that enhanced Puerto Rico's political status from protectorate to commonwealth.

    March 3, (House Rules) H.R. - United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act (Young (R) AK and 87 others) The Administration strongly supports House passage of the Resources Committee substitute to H.R. which would provide a three-stage process for determining the ultimate political status of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Later, in the ´50´s (in I believe), Puerto Rico´s political status was elevated to a "commonwealth/estado libre asociado." Since then, Puerto Ricans have been American citizens just .


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United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources Download PDF EPUB FB2

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short TitleThis Act may be cited as the ``United States- Puerto Rico Political Status Act''.

(b) Table of ContentsThe table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act - Declares that: (1) if the referendum held under this Act results in approval of sovereignty leading to Statehood for Puerto Rico, the English language requirements of the Federal Government shall apply to Puerto Rico to the same extent as Federal law requires throughout the United States; and (2) it is in the best interest of Puerto Rico.

United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act - Declares that: (1) if the referendum held under this Act results in approval of sovereignty leading to Statehood for Puerto Rico, the English language requirements of the Federal Government shall apply to Puerto Rico to the same extent as Federal law requires throughout the United States; and (2) it.

Get this from a library. United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act: report together with dissenting and additional views (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

[United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources.; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules.]. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Political status of Puerto Rico.

Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, © (OCoLC) Online version. (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the ‘United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act’.

(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS- The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. Short title; table of contents. Sec. Findings. Sec. Policy. Sec. H.R. (th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law. This bill was introduced in the th Congress, which met from Jan 7, to Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

H.R. (th) was a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law. This bill was introduced in the th Congress, which met from Jan 4, to Oct 4, Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

Rept. - UNITED STATES-PUERTO RICO POLITICAL STATUS ACT th Congress (). The Political Status of Puerto Rico The unequal relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico is perceived by some as an anachronistic remnant of the colonial era. The current status of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the U.S., allows the federal government to unilaterally impose a range of measures on the island without.

(HR), the United States and Puerto Rico Political Relations Act. If approved by Congress and signed by `the President in its present form, the bill would mandate, for the first time, a congressionally-sponsored process of consultation of the Puerto Rican People regarding the future of its political relationship with the United Size: 74KB.

InThe United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act (H.R. ) was introduced in Congress, passing in the House inbut not in the Senate.

The bill was legislative initiative by U.S. House of Representatives to help refine the political status of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. significant role in American politics and policy since the United States acquired Puerto Rico from Spain in Puerto Rico’s political status—referring to the relationship between the federal government and a territorial one—is an undercurrent in File Size: 1MB.

(a) Short TitleThis Act may be cited as the ``United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act''. (b) Table of ContentsThe table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. Short title, table of contents. Process for Puerto Rican full self-government. Political status of Puerto Rico: background, options, and issues in the th Congress / Keith Bea --Puerto Rico: a chronology of political status history / Garrine P.

Laney. Responsibility: James O. Erhard, editor. The United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act () was a bill proposed in the United States Congress to help refine the political status of Puerto Rico. The senior sponsor of the bill was Representative Don Young, Republican of Alaska. th Congress Rept.

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Solomon, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following R E P O R. U.S.-Puerto Rico Political Status Act: hearing before the Subcommittee on Native American & Insular Affairs of the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, on H.R.to provide for a process leading to full self-government for Puerto Rico, Ma San Juan, PI [i.e.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Ap [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources.]. Puerto Rico's Future: A Time to Decide Philippines plebiscite Political Status Act President's Task Force Public Law Puerto Rico Puerto Rico's Status Rassmussen recognized residents of Puerto Rico Political Status rights of U.S.

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Trump to waive the act. Even then he only waived it for ten days. Due to these discriminatory policies, Puerto Rico’s territory status has stirred up debate on the island and the mainland for decades.Get this from a library!

United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act: report together with additional views (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). [United States. Congress. House.

Committee on Resources.].The status of the island is the result of various political activities within both the United States and Puerto Rican governments. The United Nations removed it from the list of non-self-governing territories in But it remains subject to the Territorial Clause of the U.S.

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