In case you missed it, the following video is the complete Committee on Natural Resources Office of Insular Affairs legislative hearing on the following two bills regarding Puerto Rico: H.R. 1522 (Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act) and H.R. 2070 (Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2021).
These were the witnesses at the hearing along with links to their testimony:
H.R. 1522, “Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act”
The Hon. Pedro R. Pierluisi (testimony)
Governor of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
Ms. Johanne Vélez-García (testimony)
Vice President, Puerto Rico Democratic Party, San Juan, PR
Mr. José Fuentes (testimony)
Chair, Puerto Rico Statehood Council, Washington, D,C.
Dr. Christina D. Ponsa-Kraus (testimony)
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, New York, NY
H.R. 2070, “Puerto Rico Self- Determination Act of 2021”
The Hon. Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá (testimony)
Former Governor, Popular Democratic Party, San Juan, PR
The Hon. Rafael Hernández (testimony)
Speaker, Puerto Rico House of Representatives, San Juan, PR
The Hon. María de Lourdes Santiago (testimony)
Senator, Puerto Rico Independence Party, San Juan, PR
The Hon. Manuel Natal-Albelo (testimony)
President, Citizens Victory Movement, San Juan, PR
Hola Latino Rebels,
You may not have notices but all the written testimony of each and every witness listed hare in this article and also on the official webpage of this hearing is available EXCEPT FOR THE ONE BY Maria de Lourdes Santiago, the representative of the PR Independence Party.
It is difficult to accept that this is just an oversight given the decades-long official repression against the independence movement in Puerto Rico.
Please make a note of this to your readers!
Julio Noboa Polanco
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