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Commish. Carlos Romero-Barceló

Former Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico’s At-Large District

Romero-Barceló, a Democrat, was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico from 1993 to 2000.

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 — Romero-Barceló 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.

Photo of Commish. Carlos Romero-Barceló [D-PR0, 1993-2000]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Romero-Barceló is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Romero-Barceló sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Romero-Barceló was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Romero-Barceló sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Law (18%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Social Welfare (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Animals (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Romero-Barceló’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: