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Commish. Pedro Pierluisi

Former Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico’s At-Large District, Democrat

Pierluisi, a Democrat, was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico from 2009 to 2016.

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 — Pierluisi 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. Pedro Pierluisi [D-PR0, 2009-2016]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Pierluisi.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Pierluisi sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pierluisi sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (32%) Taxation (21%) Social Welfare (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Pierluisi’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: