Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico

Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
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Pedro Pierluisi

since January 3, 2009
Residence Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Term length Four years, renewable
Inaugural holder Federico Degetau
Formation January 2, 1900
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The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico (Spanish: El Comisionado Residente de Puerto Rico) is a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives elected by the voters of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico every four years. The Resident Commissioner is the only member of the House of Representatives who serves a four-year term.[1]

The Commissioner is allowed to serve on congressional committees, and functions in every respect as a Representative except being denied a vote on the final disposition of legislation on the House floor.

In most other U.S. territories, a similar representative position is styled Delegate.


List of Resident Commissioners

This is a complete list of Resident Commissioners of Puerto Rico:

Year(s) served Name Puerto Rican Party National Party
1901–1905 Federico Degetau Republican Republican
1905–1911 Tulio Larrinaga Unionist
1911–1916 Luis Muñoz-Rivera Unionist
1917–1932 Félix Córdova Dávila Unionist
1932–1933 José Lorenzo Pesquera Nonpartisan
1933–1939 Santiago Iglesias-Pantín Coalitionist Socialist
1939–1945 Bolívar Pagán Coalitionist Socialist
1945–1946 Jesús T. Piñero Popular Democratic Democratic
1946–1965 Antonio Fernós-Isern Popular Democratic Democratic
1965–1969 Santiago Polanco-Abreú Popular Democratic Democratic
1969–1973 Jorge Luis Córdova-Díaz New Progressive Republican
1973–1977 Jaime Benítez Popular Democratic Democratic
1977–1985 Baltasar Corrada-Del Río New Progressive Democratic
1985–1992 Jaime Fuster Popular Democratic Democratic
1992–1993 Antonio Colorado Popular Democratic Democratic
1993–2001 Carlos Romero Barceló New Progressive Democratic
2001–2005 Aníbal Acevedo Vilá Popular Democratic Democratic
2005–2009 Luis Fortuño New Progressive Republican
2009-present Pedro Pierluisi New Progressive Democratic

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