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Commish. Jaime Fuster

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

Fuster, a Democrat, was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico from 1985 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 — Fuster 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.

Enacted Legislation

Fuster 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

Fuster sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (57%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Immigration (14%) Social Welfare (14%)

Recent Bills

Some of Fuster’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Primary Sources

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