H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010


May 19, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 29, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.


Pedro Pierluisi

Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large



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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2010
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico.

Summary (CRS)

4/29/2010--Passed House amended.Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010 - Authorizes the government of Puerto Rico:(1) to conduct a plebiscite giving voters the option to vote to continue Puerto Rico's present ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 19, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 22, 2009
Reported by Committee

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Apr 29, 2010
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2499”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


181 cosponsors (123D, 58R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Apr 29, 2010 5:29 p.m.
Agreed to 223/179
Apr 29, 2010 5:38 p.m.
Failed 164/236
Apr 29, 2010 5:44 p.m.
Failed 13/386
Apr 29, 2010 5:51 p.m.
Agreed to 301/100
Apr 29, 2010 5:58 p.m.
Failed 11/387
Apr 29, 2010 6:11 p.m.
Failed 171/223
Apr 29, 2010 6:55 p.m.
Passed 223/169

Related Bills

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H.Res. 1305 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Apr 29, 2010

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