Serial No. 104-56: Puerto Rico Status Plebiscite, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Native American & Insular Affairs of the Committee on Resources and the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on International Relations, House Of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session on Examination of the Political Preferences of the U.S. Citizens of Puerto Rico, October 17, 1995 [open pdf - 135MB]
This is the October 17, 1995 hearing on "Puerto Rico Status Plebiscite," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Native American & Insular Affairs of the Committee on Resources and the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on International Relations. From the opening statement of Elton Gallegly: "The Puerto Rico legislature enacted Concurrent Resolution 62, which asked the 104th Congress to respond to the results of the 1993 Puerto Rico plebiscite and to indicate the next steps necessary to resolve Puerto Rico's political status. [...] This may well be the most important territorial matter in the 104th Congress. Let me assure the people of Puerto Rico that we will listen to the views of all sectors of Puerto Rico. You have a collective right to pursue full self-government whether under or outside the sovereignty of the United States and within or wholly without application of the Constitution. The Federal Government has an obligation to clarify which factors in a proposed political status are attainable, and what status directions are possible." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Hector Luis Acevedo, Miguel Hernandez Agosto, Ruben Berrios-Martinez, Jose Antonio Casillas, Angel M. Cintron-Garcia, Jeffrey Farrow, Luis A. Ferre, Arturo J. Garffer, Howard L. Hills, Carlos Vizcarrondo Irizarry, Fernando Martin, Kenneth McClintock, David Noriega-Rodriguez, Miriam Ramirez de Ferrer, Roberto F. Rexach Benitez, Charles A. Rodriguez, Pedro Rossello, and Luis Vega-Ramos.
Serial No. 104-56
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