To enable the admission of Puerto Rico as a State of the Union, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 15th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 13 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on October 29, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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).
60 Cosponsors (42 Democrats, 18 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Norton Supports Puerto Rican Statehood Bill, Urges 18 Republican Cosponsors to Support D.C. Statehood Bill”
— Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 9, 2019
“Waltz Co-Sponsors Puerto Rico Statehood Bill”
— Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 30, 2019
“Jenniffer Gonzlez aboga por la igualdad y la democracia para Puerto Rico”
— Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 28, 2020
Oct 29, 2019
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H.R. 4901 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4901. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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