• VIDEO RELEASE: Facts on Puerto Rico Statehood Needed Before, not After Vote on H.R. 2499
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    Apr 29, 2010 -
    In anticipation of today’s vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released a video and accompanying fact sheets outlining concerns and questions about the proposed legislation. H.R. 2499 would provide for a two-step vote process in Puerto ... More
  • Check Out the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499) Page
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    Apr 29, 2010 -
    Today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote for H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. H.R. 2499 would provide for a two-step vote process in Puerto Rico on their future political status, including the option of becoming the nation’s 51st state. Ranking Republican Doc Hastings released a video that outlines co... More
  • What Would Statehood for Puerto Rico Mean – the Need For Facts
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    Apr 28, 2010 -
    The House of Representatives is expected to soon vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. This bill would provide for a two-step vote process in Puerto Rico on their future political status, including the option of becoming the nation’s 51st state. Puerto Rico is able to conduct its own local plebiscite or ref... More
  • Ranking Member Hastings' Op-Ed in The Washington Times on Puerto Rico Democracy Act
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Apr 27, 2010 -
    HASTINGS: Backdoor approach to statehood April 27, 2010 Washington Times Rep. Doc Hastings When the Democratic majority was working to push through a government takeover of health care, Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it." Unfortunately, that same kind of ba... More
  • Get the Facts on the Puerto Rico Democracy Act
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    Apr 26, 2010 -
    The Puerto Rico Democracy Act would authorize a federally-sanctioned plebiscite (vote) of the people of Puerto Rico regarding their political future. Currently, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory with Commonwealth status. Puerto Rico residents are U.S. citizens, but do not pay federal incomes taxes and are represented in... More
  • Hastings Blog on RedState: Answers Needed Before Another Star is Added to U.S. Flag
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    Apr 23, 2010 -
    Answers Needed Before Another Star is Added to U.S. Flag April 23, 2010 By Rep. Doc Hastings Next week the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, which gives the people of Puerto Rico the opportunity to vote on their political future including the possibility of becoming Americ... More
  • Answers Needed Before Another Star is Added to U.S. Flag
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    Apr 23, 2010 -
    Ranking Republican Doc Hastings (R-WA) Next week the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, which gives the people of Puerto Rico the opportunity to vote on their political future including the possibility of becoming America’s 51st state. Officially, the bill would create a tw... More
  • House to Consider “Puerto Rico Democracy Act” Next Week, Bill would Set up Vote on Potential 51st State
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    Apr 23, 2010 -
    Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. This bill would authorize a federally sanctioned plebiscite (vote) of the Puerto Rican people regarding their political future. The bill mandates a two-step voting process. The first vote would allow the people... More
  • Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499)
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    Jul 22, 2009 -
    Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499) July 22, 2009 Full Committee Markup Reporting H.R. 2499 out of Committee (View Roll Call Vote) The Puerto Rico Democracy Act would allow a federally sanctioned plebiscite (also known as a referendum) to be conducted in Puerto Rico. All eligible voters would be asked whether they su... More
  • Vote Check: Markup of the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009
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    Jul 22, 2009 -
    The following roll call votes were taken during today’s House Natural Resources Committee markup of the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009 (H.R. 2499). The bill would allow a federally sanctioned plebiscite (also known as a referendum) to be conducted in Puerto Rico. All eligible voters would be asked whether they suppo... More
 
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