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.
Read our 2017 Report Card for González-Colón.
Jenniffer González-Colón sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Natural Resources
- House Committee on Small Business
- House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
González-Colón sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of González-Colón’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5975: To support businesses in Puerto Rico, extend child tax credits for families in ...
- H.R. 5937: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 ...
- H.R. 5938: To amend the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act to direct the Secretary ...
- H.R. 5869: To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a maritime border threat ...
- H.R. 5850: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to waive the 90-10 rule ...
- H.R. 5692: Promoting Access to Justice through Unclaimed Deposits Act of 2018
- H.R. 5651: Puerto Rico Insurance Excise Tax Exemption Act of 2018
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