H.R. 727: Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Process Act

The Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Process Act, H.R. 727, would begin a process for making Puerto Rico the 51st U.S. state. The bill was introduced by Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR), the island’s delegate to Congress who can introduce, cosponsor, and weigh in on bills, but cannot cast a vote.

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Feb 4, 2015


Referred to Committee on Feb 4, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 4, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Pedro Pierluisi

Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2015
Length: 14 pages


1% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)


Feb 4, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Reported by Committee

Passed House

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 727 is 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.

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