U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-N.V.), and Alex Padilla (D-C.A.) introduced the Puerto Rico Status Act on November 6, 2023. This legislation would authorize a federally sponsored plebiscite to resolve Puerto Rico’s political status.
This is the Senate Companion of H.R. 2757, which was introduced in April by Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Darren Soto (D-Fla.), and Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), and the Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-P.R.). This legislation is supported by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi.
The Puerto Rico Status Act would:
Endorsers of the Puerto Rico Status Act include: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Puerto Rico Statehood Council, Puerto Rico Escogio Estadidad, National Puerto Rico Equality Coalition, Igualdad Futuro Seguro, Instituto Misión Estadista, Puerto Rico Star Project, Democratic Party of Puerto Rico, Republican Party of Puerto Rico, Young Democrats of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Young Republican Federation, Young Professionals for Puerto Rico Statehood, Veterans for Puerto Rico Statehood Task Force, Veteranos con Puerto Rico, and the American Latino Veterans Association.