Colorado was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 1992.
Because Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, and not a state, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate, called the resident commissioner, with limited voting privileges — Colorado can vote in committee but not on the House floor, including not on the final passage of bills. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.
Some of Colorado’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5435 (102nd): Puerto Rico Medicaid Improvement Act of 1992
- H.R. 5030 (102nd): To establish an alternative penalty for operation of certain vessels in the ...
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