Bill Text — Dec 2, 2015
This bill’s text is now available.
Commish. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0] is the sponsor of this bill.
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico’s At-Large District, Democrat
Pierluisi, a Democrat, has been the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2016).
Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. Because it is not a state, it has no senators or representatives in Congress. Instead it sends a delegate to the House of Representatives, called the resident commissioner, with essentially no voting privileges. Delegates have a marginal role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.
Our unique analysis of the bills Pierluisi has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pierluisi is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Pedro Pierluisi sits on the following committees:
Pierluisi sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (32%) Taxation (21%) Social Welfare (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Emergency Management (5%) Education (5%)
Some of Pierluisi’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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