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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, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate, called the resident commissioner, with limited voting privileges — Corrada-del Río 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.


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 one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

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%) Health (7%) Immigration (7%) Agriculture and Food (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: