Puerto Rico’s status in Congress is activated…

Press reports originated in Washington D.C. they anticipated that next Tuesday, March 2, the legislation would be presented in the United States Congress to begin the process of admitting Puerto Rico as a state of the Union.

The legislative measure will have authors in the House, the Democratic Congressman for Florida, Darren Soto, and the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, Jennifer González.

In the federal Senate, the measure will be led by Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich.

Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the island being admitted as a state of the American Union. The governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, will assume next week the representation of that electoral mandate, promoting in the federal capital the bipartite legislation that would start the process.

The new political scene in Washington should favor those who claim equal civil rights for Puerto Ricans as citizens of the United States.

Both President Joe Biden and the leadership of the Democratic Party in Congress have expressed their support for the admission of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia in Washington as new states of the Union.

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