Commish. Bolívar Pagán

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

Pagán, a Coalitionist, was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico from 1939 to 1944.

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.

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