WHAT WE KNOW:
Puerto Rican statehood, supported by Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, has been a long-standing goal for some Democrats and championed by progressives as a way to grant the island self-determination, and now it seems to be closed than ever.
• The new governor of Puerto Rico expects ‘considerable support for a statehood bill’ from this Congress
The three million U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico can’t vote for president, have no senators, have one non-voting member in the House, and are treated unequally under federal law. A majority of Puerto Ricans voted for statehood. The federal government must respect that vote.
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