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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]


Read our 2017 Report Card for González-Colón.

Committee Membership

Jenniffer González-Colón sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

González-Colón sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (54%) Health (31%) Government Operations and Politics (15%)

Recent Bills

Some of González-Colón’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Primary Sources

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