To provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2010
Length: 6 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
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.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
181 Cosponsors (123 Democrats, 58 Republicans)
May 19, 2009
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Jul 22, 2009
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Apr 29, 2010
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 1305 (111th).
Apr 29, 2010
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 2499 (111th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2499. This is the one from the 111th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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