H.R. 727 (114th): 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. What the bill does H.R. 727 would set the first-ever federally-sponsored vote ... Continue reading »



Feb 4, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Pedro Pierluisi

Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2015
Length: 14 pages


Feb 4, 2015

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H.R. 727 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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