Sunday, January 6, 2013

BILLS INTRODUCED IN THE 113 CONGRESS


47 Bills and Resolutions have been already introduced in the 113th Congress. (click to see)

No bills or resolutions related to the Puerto Rico Status Plebiscite Results have been introduced. 

We have not found any bills presented or sponsored by Rep.Pedro Pierluisi (PR) regarding Puerto Rico. Below are some bills and resolutions of interest to Puerto Rico. mj

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H.J.RES.7
January 3, 2013

Presented by Rep Christensen, Donna M. (Virgin Islands) and Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z.(Guam). Has not been sponsored by Rep Pierluisi (Puerto Rico) mj
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H.J.RES.7- an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding presidential election voting rights for residents of all United States territories and commonwealths. (Introduced in House - IH)

HJ 7 IH
113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 7
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding presidential election voting rights for residents of all United States territories and commonwealths.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2013

Mrs. CHRISTENSEN (for herself and Ms. BORDALLO) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding presidential election voting rights for residents of all United States territories and commonwealths.
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein),That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

`Article--

    `Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in the election for President and Vice President shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of residency in a territory or commonwealth of the United States.
    `Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'.
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H.RES.14
January 3, 2013

Presented by: Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] (introduced 1/3/2013) Has not been sponsored by Rep Pierluisi (Puerto Rico) mj

H.RES.14 -- Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of... (Introduced in House - IH)

HRES 14 IH
113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 14
Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2013

Mr. HOYER submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules

RESOLUTION
Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to the Congress to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
    Resolved,

SECTION 1. VOTING BY DELEGATES AND RESIDENT COMMISSIONER IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.

    (a) Permitting Votes To Be Cast- Clause 3(a) of rule III of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by inserting before the first sentence the following: `In a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, each Delegate and the Resident Commissioner shall possess the same powers and privileges as Members of the House.'.
    (b) Appointment of Chair- The first sentence of clause 1 of rule XVIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by striking `Member' and inserting `Member, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner'.
    (c) Repeating of Certain Votes- Clause 6 of rule XVIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    `(h) Whenever a recorded vote on any question has been decided by a margin within which the votes cast by the Delegates and the Resident Commissioner have been decisive, the Committee of the Whole shall rise and the Speaker shall put such question de novo without intervening motion. Upon the announcement of the vote on that question, the Committee of the Whole shall resume its sitting without intervening motion.'.
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H.J.RES.13
January 4, 2013

PRESENTED BY  Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] Has not been sponsored by Rep Pierluisi (Puerto Rico) mj

H.J.RES.13 -- Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business... (Introduced in House - IH)
HJ 13 IH
113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 13
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business organizations with respect to the disbursement of funds in connection with public elections.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2013

Ms. KAPTUR introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business organizations with respect to the disbursement of funds in connection with public elections.
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein),That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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    `The first article of amendment does not apply to the political speech of any corporation, partnership, business trust, association, or other business organization with respect to the making of contributions, expenditures, or other disbursements of funds in connection with public elections.'.
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