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Commish. Pedro Pierluisi

Former Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico’s At-Large District

Pierluisi was the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico and was a Democrat. He served 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]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Pierluisi.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pierluisi is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Pierluisi sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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%) Education (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (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: