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H.R. 6246: Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018

About the bill

Puerto Rico is home to 3.3 million people — all American citizens. But they don’t receive congressional representation or presidential votes.

Some analysts also believe Puerto Rico was treated as much more of an afterthought by federal response agencies after their Hurricane Maria last year, compared to red states Texas or Florida were after their similar natural disasters. (See the Politico investigation titled How Trump Favored Texas Over Puerto Rico.)

Puerto Rico itself voted for statehood by an overwhelming 97 percent in a referendum last year — although it would ...

Sponsor and status

Jenniffer González-Colón

Sponsor. Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 27, 2018
Length: 15 pages

Jun 27, 2018


Introduced on Jun 27, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 27, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 27, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Ordered Reported

Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 6246 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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