HR 2499:Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009

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House Resolution 2499 or otherwise known as “The Puerto Rico Democracy Act” was introduced last May 19, 2009 by United States representative Pedro Pierluisi. This Bill will make Puerto Rico the 51st state under the Federal Government of the United States of America.

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 1,000 mi east-southeast of Miami, Fla. A possession of the United States, it consists of the island of Puerto Rico plus the adjacent islets of Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. Puerto Rico has a mountainous, tropical ecosystem with very little flat land and few mineral resources. Puerto Rico is a major hub of Caribbean commerce, finance, tourism, and communications. San Juan is one of the world’s busiest cruise-ship ports, and Puerto Rico’s standard of living continues to be among the highest in the Western Hemisphere. Its future political status, however, remains unclear.

In spite of broad popular support for the autonomy of the Commonwealth government and a rapidly modernizing industrial society, there were expressions of dissatisfaction. Puerto Rican extremists dramatized their desire for independence with an attempt to assassinate President Truman on Nov. 1, 1950, and on March 1, 1954, they wounded five congressmen in an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Since then three attempts to make Puerto Rico the 51st state have been rejected by the people due to the desire for independence.

However, if the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 H.R. 2499 Bill have passed the US House yesterday, Thursday 4-29-2010, Puerto Rico will become the 51st US State, and the Democrats will pick up at least 2-3,000,000 new Democrat votes, 6 new Democrat US House seats, and 2 new Democrat Senate seats, from out of the over 4,000,000 Puerto Rican citizens. Surely this will add more economic and financial capability for the sovereign power of the United States of America.

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5 Responses for “HR 2499:Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009”

  1. Aurell says:

    It still isn't.

    /fail.

  2. Gus says:

    Puerto Rico is NOT a state. The bill pass is for residence and non residence of Puerto Rico do have a vote for statehood or independence with association to USA

  3. Gus says:

    Get your facts right

  4. Roberto says:

    Yo man get your facts straight, Puerto Rico is NOT a state. The bill is for people of Puerto Rico to vote for statehood or independence

  5. Living la vida loca says:

    Furthermore, the bill has to pass the senate, which is highly unlikely.

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