Last Thursday, the House paved the way for Puerto Rico self-determination by passing the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. This is part of a multi-step process which will eventually allow Puerto Rico to decide for themselves if they want complete independence from the United States, to remain a commonwealth, become a 51st state, or to be independent with some sort of special political relationship with the U.S.
The bill, H.R. 2499, passed 223-169, with Pete Sessions among the "no" voters. From there, it will go to the Senate.
For the roll call vote, and to follow the progress of this bill see Gov Track.
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