The same study concluded that if the voters of puerto rico, and ultimately congress, chose statehood, the american taxpayer would see a net reduction in federal spending in puerto rico of between $21 and $27 billion, with greater savings in the future as the puerto rican economy fully realizes its potential as a state.
Puerto rico's political relationship with the us has been a continuing source of debate in puerto rico, the united states congress, and the united nations the issue revolves around whether puerto rico should remain a us territory, become a us state, or become an independent country.
On december 11th, 2012, the legislative assembly of puerto rico has enacted a concurrent resolution to request the president and the congress of the united states to respond diligently and effectively, and to act on the demand of the people of puerto rico, as freely and democratically expressed in the plebiscite held on november 6, 2012, to end, once and for all, its current form of territorial status and to begin the process to admit puerto rico to the union as a state.
Puerto rico: political status considerations selected references, 1972-1989 jean bowers bibliographer, government and law puerto rico: political status considerations selected references, 1972-1989 summary this bibliography includes citations to recent journal articles, books, and explore the main issues surrounding puerto rico's. Puerto rico and the constitution: conundrums and prospects t alexander aleinikoff last november, the people of puerto rico went to the polls to indicate their preference on the political status of the island these fascinating and important issues of constitutional member. B the foraker act approved by the us congress on 1900 put an end to the us military government of puerto rico the president of the united states appointed a governor of puerto rico and the administration of the island came to be under the u s department of the interior c.
Political status of puerto rico: brief background and recent developments for congress brief background and recent developments for congress congressional research service summary puerto rico lies approximately 1,000 miles southeast of miami and 1,500 miles from puerto rico: a political and cultural history (new york: ww norton), p 6. Currently, puerto rico is still struggling to determine its political status the island may have been given the right to write its own constitution, which was approved in 1952, but it is still an un-integrated organized region of the united states.
American and puerto rican political activities regarding the status question have revolved around three sets of initiatives: presidential executive orders, bills in the us congress, and referenda held in puerto rico us presidents have issued three executive orders on the subject, and congress has considered four major bills on puerto rico's political status.