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H.R. 4901: Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act

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To enable the admission of Puerto Rico as a State of the Union, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

José Serrano

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 15th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 13 pages
Oct 29, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 29, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 29, 2019. 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)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Norton Supports Puerto Rican Statehood Bill, Urges 18 Republican Cosponsors to Support D.C. Statehood Bill
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (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-PR0] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 28, 2020

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Oct 29, 2019

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H.R. 4901 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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