Home Majority chief Rep. Steny Hoyer has introduced the Home will vote on a bipartisan invoice that may permit Puerto Rico to find out its personal standing.
Over the previous a number of months, we got here collectively to behave on a perception that all of us share: this historic laws will grant Puerto Ricans the self-determination they deserve and permit them decide the way forward for their island themselves.
— Steny Hoyer (@LeaderHoyer) December 14, 2022
If the Senate additionally passes the laws, Puerto Rico will get to determine if it needs to pursue statehood, independence, or sovereignty in free affiliation with the US.
The one hurdle might be the Senate, the place the invoice was negotiated, and it’ll take ten Republicans to go it.
It could be nice for Democrats if Puerto Rico would select statehood, as Puerto Rico because the 51st state would doubtless give Democrats two extra senators.
Nonetheless, with Republicans about to take over the Home, and Puerto Rican statehood requiring congressional motion, it’s unlikely that Puerto Rico can have a lot of an opportunity of turning into the 51st state till Democrats have full management of the federal authorities once more.
Home Democrats are placing a marker down for the longer term and letting everybody know that self-determination for Puerto Rico will likely be a precedence for the following Democratic Home majority.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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