Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2005
Commish. Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá [P-PR0, 2001-2004] leaves office as Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large.
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Former Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico’s At-Large District, Popular Democrat
Acevedo-Vilá, a Popular Democrat, was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2004.
Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. Because it is not a state, it has no senators or representatives in Congress. Instead it sends a delegate to the House of Representatives, called the resident commissioner, with essentially no voting privileges. Delegates have a marginal role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.
Our unique analysis of the bills Acevedo-Vilá sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2004. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Acevedo-Vilá is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Acevedo-Vilá sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (24%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) Social Welfare (15%) Families (13%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)
Some of Acevedo-Vilá’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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