Is Puerto Rico going to be the 51st state?

2019-09-03 by No Comments

Is Puerto Rico going to be the 51st state?

Puerto Rico has been discussed as a potential 51st state of the United States. On January 4, 2017, Puerto Rico’s new representative to Congress pushed a bill that would ratify statehood by 2025. On June 11, 2017, another non-binding referendum was held where 97.7 percent voted for the statehood option.

Has Puerto Rico applied for statehood?

A referendum on the political status of Puerto Rico was held in Puerto Rico on June 11, 2017. The referendum had three options: becoming a state of the United States, independence/free association, or maintaining the current territorial status. Those who voted overwhelmingly chose statehood by 97%.

Why American are moving to Puerto Rico?

Over the last few years, lots has been written about moving to Puerto Rico as a tax haven. Around 2,000 Americans are known to have moved to Puerto Rico for this reason to reduce their US tax bill.

Where does Pedro Pierluisi live?

Pedro Pierluisi
Other political affiliations Democratic
Children 4
Relatives José Jaime Pierluisi (brother)
Residence La Fortaleza

How many times did Puerto Rico vote for statehood?

Puerto Rico has held six referendums on the topic. These are non-binding, as the power to grant statehood lies with the US Congress. The most recent was in November 2020, with a majority (52.52%) of voters opting for statehood.

How old is pierluisi?

62 years (26 April 1959)
Pedro Pierluisi/Age

When did Pedro Pierluisi return to public service?

Pedro Pierluisi. In that role, Pierluisi argued two landmark constitutional law cases before the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Afterwards, he practiced law privately for ten years to then return to public service in 2009. At that time, he was elected to his current post, in which he has served for the past nine consecutive years.

When did Pedro Pierluisi become Secretary of Justice?

In 1993, Governor Pedro Rossello nominated Pierluisi to serve as Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Justice. His nomination was unanimously confirmed by the Puerto Rican legislature. On May 18, 2007, Pierluisi announced his candidacy for Resident Commissioner, Puerto Rico’s sole delegate to the United States Congress in the November 2008 elections.

When was Pedro Pierluisi sworn in as governor?

He was sworn in on January 6, 2009 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He was the top vote-getter in the 2012 general elections, when he was reelected to a second four-year term and outpolled his running-mate, then Gov. Luis Fortuño as well as current Gov. Alejandro García Padilla.

Where did Pedro Pierluisi go to high school?

Pierluisi was born on April 26, 1959 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His parents are Jorge Pierluisi Díaz and Doris Urrutia. He attended Colegio Marista Guaynabo in Guaynabo, graduating in 1977.