Commish. Baltasar Corrada-del Río

Former Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico’s At-Large District, New Progressive

Corrada-del Río, a New Progressive, was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico from 1977 to 1984.

Because Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, and 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 Corrada-del Río 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 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Corrada-del Río is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Corrada-del Río was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Corrada-del Río sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (20%) Transportation and Public Works (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Private Legislation (11%) Law (7%) Health (7%) Immigration (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Corrada-del Río’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: