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Luis G. Fortuño is a corporate lawyer and politician from Puerto Rico affiliated with the New Progressive Party and the Republican Party U.S.A.. He has been the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico (map) to the United States Congress since January 3, 2005.
Record and controversies
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Reparations for Japanese Latin Americans
Fortuno cosponsored The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act in the 110th Congress which would establish a commission that would determine the facts and circumstances involving the relocation, internment and deportation of Japanese Latin Americans.
- Main article: Redress for Japanese Latin Americans/ U.S. legislation#Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act of 2007
Fortuño was born October 31, 1960. He graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and later received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1985. During this period, Fortuño was a volunteer intern at the Office of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in Washington, D.C.
During Pedro Rosselló's tenure as governor of Puerto Rico, Fortuño served as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and as the first Secretary of Economic Development.
In his bid for resident commissioner, Fortuño actively campaigned alongside Pedro Rosselló, who was also seeking re-election. In the 2004 election, Fortuño was victorious. However, his running-mate Rosselló lost his bid for the governor's seat by 4,000 votes. This meant that Fortuño would be the Resident Commissioner under Governor Aníbal Acevedo Vilá of the Popular Democratic Party. This is the first time in Puerto Rican history that the governor of Puerto Rico and the resident commissioner are not from the same political party.
Money in politics
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- Revolving door profile for Luis Fortuno from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Luis Fortuno from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Luis Fortuno from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Education and Labor
- Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
- Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommitee on Europe and Emerging Threats
- Subcommitee on Western Hemisphere
- House Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommitee on Insular Affairs, Ranking Member
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness
- Subcommittee on Select Education
- House Committee on Resources
- Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation Wildlife and Oceans
- Subcommittee on National Parks Recreation and Public Lands
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
More Background Data
District Office- Old San Jaun:
250 Calle Fortaleza
San Juan, PR 00901
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Date of Birth: October 31, 1960
November 2, 2004