Commish. Antonio Colorado
Resident Commissioner from
Puerto Rico’s At-Large District, Democrat
Colorado, a Democrat,
the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico
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.
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