Reports indicate House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) says there will be a vote on Thursday on HR 2499 the Puerto Rico Democracy Act.
Though there are claims that the bill is “non-binding” and most Puerto Ricans aren’t looking to become a state, the legislation seems engineered to make this hard to avoid. In fact, the ultra-secrecy with which this has come up only tends to support this contention.
The bill push for a vote by the people of Puerto Rico, and would force them into one of three options:
1.Independence: Puerto Rico should become fully independent from the United States
2.Sovereignty in Association with the United States: Puerto Rico and the United States should form a political association between sovereign nations that will not be subject to the Territorial Clause of the United States Constitution;
3.Statehood: Puerto Rico should be admitted as a State of the Union
Why is this happening? What is the back story?
If it's so secret, how did you find out about it? Just wondering.
They are voting on it today. Funny how it hasn't been reported in the MSM isn't it?
Well I have great powers of ESP that span the oceans.......
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/28/h … -tomorrow/
this is all I could find that explained it without hyperbole.
I didn't look through the site much but am surprised there is not much to read about it. here's another article written by a Latino congressman
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-luis- … 56328.html
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