US HB2070 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 77-0)
Status: Introduced on March 18 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-06-16 - Committee Hearings Held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Establishes a process for the people of Puerto Rico to vote on the political status (e.g., statehood) of the territory. Congress may ratify the decision through a joint resolution. The bill declares that the legislature of Puerto Rico has the authority to call a status convention regarding the political status of the territory. The bill provides for public financing of delegate elections to the status convention and establishes a Congressional Bilateral Negotiating Commission to provide advice and consultation to delegates of the status convention. The status convention must provide self-determination options for a referendum of the people of Puerto Rico. Ranked-choice voting is a permitted format for the referendum. Delegates shall carry out an educational campaign through traditional paid media related to the referendum. The bill provides for congressional consideration of a joint resolution to ratify the self-determination option selected through the referendum.

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Title

Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2021

Sponsors

Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]
Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]
Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]
Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Cori Bush [D-MO]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]
Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]
Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]
Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]
Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]
Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]
Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]
Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]
Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-06-16HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
2021-04-14HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
2021-03-18HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-03-18HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-03-18HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB865 (Same As) 2021-03-18 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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