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Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón

Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico’s At-Large District

pronounced JEN-i-fer // gon-SAH-les koh-LOHN

González-Colón is the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. González-Colón is next up for reelection in 2020.

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 — González-Colón 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. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for González-Colón.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

González-Colón is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 González-Colón has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Jenniffer González-Colón sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

González-Colón sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (44%) Government Operations and Politics (31%) Health (25%)

Recent Bills

Some of González-Colón’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: