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H.R.2499 Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: May 19, 2010 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Date of scheduled hearing. SD-366. 9:30 a.m.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on April 29, 2010, with a roll call of 223 ayes, 169 nays, and 37 not voting.

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  • 26% of users support H.R.2499

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Provides for referendums in Puerto Rico to determine its political status.

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Traditional Values Coalition

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    • Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association

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      I know that the organization Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association supports H.R.2499
    • Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement

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      I know that the organization Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement supports H.R.2499
    • The Heritage Foundation

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    Opposing Organizations

    • The John Birch Society

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      I know that the organization The John Birch Society opposes H.R.2499
    • New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition

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    • Puerto Rico Independence Party

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      I know that the organization Puerto Rico Independence Party opposes H.R.2499
    • Statehood Hawaii

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 28, 2010, by scion657 - United States gave birth to a child called Puerto Rico. Provided economic support and security and made it grow as one of its own. Covered us with the US Constitution blanket. Gave us US Citizen by birth just like anyone born in Montana or Utah. Does my US citizenship is less a citizenship than somebody in Wyoming?. Can US Government tell a sovereign sate what to do and how?. No!!! Then why can they do it in Puerto Rico (I just remembered we are not "allowed" to have Congressmen or Senators to speak for us) Certainly I am not white or have green eyes but for sure I saved a lot of fellow continental USA caucasians in Irak. I have shared by sweat and blood this patriotism. Same as my budy from Arkansas. Now I fly US Air Force planes but I ask the Congress if they can tell me- and other 4 million american citizens- if I have the right or not to vote to choose my Commander in Chief. That at least. 112 years of this is enough. GIVE US STATEHOOD OR INDEPENDANCE BUT STOP COLONIALISM SLAVERY.

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      As noted by scion657, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 28, 2010, "United States gave birth to a child called Puerto Rico. Provided economic support and security and made it grow as one of its own. Covered us with the US Constitution blanket. Gave us US Citizen by birth just like anyone born in Montana or Utah. Does my US citizenship is less a citizenship than somebody in Wyoming?. Can US Government tell a sovereign sate what to do and how?. No!!! Then why can they do it in Puerto Rico (I just remembered we are not "allowed" to have Congressmen or Senators to speak for us) Certainly I am not white or have green eyes but for sure I saved a lot of fellow continental USA caucasians in Irak. I have shared by sweat and blood this patriotism. Same as my budy from Arkansas. Now I fly US Air Force planes but I ask the Congress if they can tell me- and other 4 million american citizens- if I have the right or not to vote to choose my Commander in Chief. That at least. 112 years of this is enough. GIVE US STATEHOOD OR INDEPENDANCE BUT STOP COLONIALISM SLAVERY."
    • On March 14, 2010, by julianjbava - All of my life, as a Puerto Rican citizen, I've wanted to see the status issue be resolved once and for all. Unfortunately, I cannot support this bill. It is disgustingly biased towards statehood and even more so against the current status, which a great portion of the island actually support. Despite being a firm believer in statehood myself, I approve of this garbage labeled as "democracy." Congress seems to have a thing with that. For instance, the bill that takes away our freedom as Americans the most is patriotic, according to its title. Doublethink doubleplusgood?

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      As noted by julianjbava, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 14, 2010, "All of my life, as a Puerto Rican citizen, I've wanted to see the status issue be resolved once and for all. Unfortunately, I cannot support this bill. It is disgustingly biased towards statehood and even more so against the current status, which a great portion of the island actually support. Despite being a firm believer in statehood myself, I approve of this garbage labeled as "democracy." Congress seems to have a thing with that. For instance, the bill that takes away our freedom as Americans the most is patriotic, according to its title. Doublethink doubleplusgood? "
    • On April 23, 2010, by mraith - Puerto Rico should be a sovereign nation. I do not believe this bill is the right bill for the job. The right bill would simply relinquish the US hold on Puerto Rico; Puerto Ricans could then set up whatever form of government they wish.

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      As noted by mraith, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 23, 2010, "Puerto Rico should be a sovereign nation. I do not believe this bill is the right bill for the job. The right bill would simply relinquish the US hold on Puerto Rico; Puerto Ricans could then set up whatever form of government they wish. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 17, 2012, "OpenCongress brings together official government data with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind each bill. ... For more information and to joint today's protest, please see: http://sopastrike.com. The Participatory Politics Founda" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/pipa&sa=U&ei=ZEYiT6jBDK-r2AWSlYXfDg&ved=0CB0QmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNHLa2Nut26GvOhKqYTTX75uG8omRg)
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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 17, 2012, "OpenCongress brings together official government data with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind each bill. ... For more information and to joint today's protest, please see: http://sopastrike.com. The Participatory Politics Founda" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/pipa&sa=U&ei=mp0hT8WwOLLE2QWsrZTfDw&ved=0CB0QmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNE0eB_qs-ugzF8-mhEE3cg-6RZvQw)
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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 17, 2012, "OpenCongress brings together official government data with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind each bill. ... For more information and to joint today's protest, please see: http://sopastrike.com. The Participatory Politics Founda" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/pipa&sa=U&ei=IPUgT_K1NuX6sQKbpZylCQ&ved=0CB0QmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNHfI3uheljNBC4xwi-sjDoPxqDFuA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Senador Eder Ortiz asegura Fortuño "vende la isla de la fantasía" a ... - May 18, 2010 by Primera Hora - ... congresistas estadounidenses, en referencia a las gestiones que hace el mandatario en Washington para que sea aprobado el proyecto de estatus HR 2499. ...

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      As noted by Primera Hora on May 18, 2010, " ... congresistas estadounidenses, en referencia a las gestiones que hace el mandatario en Washington para que sea aprobado el proyecto de estatus HR 2499. ... " (http://www.primerahora.com/senadorederortizasegurafortunovendelaisladelafantasiaacongresistasestadounidenses-388301.html)
    • Fortuño aboga por una sola consulta - May 18, 2010 by El Nuevo Dia.com - 9:44 am - “Cuando la Cámara de Representantes aprobó por amplio margen el HR 2499, se hizo claro que existen sólo tres alternativas posibles al estatus ...

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      As noted by El Nuevo Dia.com on May 18, 2010, " 9:44 am - “Cuando la Cámara de Representantes aprobó por amplio margen el HR 2499, se hizo claro que existen sólo tres alternativas posibles al estatus ... " (http://www.elnuevodia.com/fortunoabogaporunasolaconsulta-707567.html)
    • Estadistas harán inscripciones en universidades - May 18, 2010 by Primera Hora - Explicaron que mientras el HR 2499 se debate en el Senado federal, los universitarios estadistas dedicarán el transcurso del año académico 2010-2011 para ...

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      As noted by Primera Hora on May 18, 2010, " Explicaron que mientras el HR 2499 se debate en el Senado federal, los universitarios estadistas dedicarán el transcurso del año académico 2010-2011 para ... " (http://www.primerahora.com/estadistasharaninscripcionesenuniversidades-388248.html)
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