Pedro Pierluisi

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Pedro Pierluisi is currently serving as Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico

Pedro Pierluisi has been Partido Nuevo Progresista member in the United States House of Representatives as the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico (map).

Positions, record and controversies

Puerto Rican Statehood

Pierluisi is pro-statehood for Puerto Rico. [1] He says his primary goal is to get 'state-like' treatment in federal programs. [2]


Pierluisi says he will work for increased job opportunities.[1] He says he will encourage growth in the private sector by reducing taxes on the working class and on corporations. He supports the National Enterprise Zones Bill, which will provide disadvantaged areas with additional incentives for economic development.[2]


He wants to see an increase in the quality of education. [1]


Pierluisi supports increasing access to high-quality healthcare [1]


He supports diversifying energy sources and policies that improve the environment. [1]


2008 elections

Pierluisi, of the Partido Nuevo Progresista, won in the general election to replace incumbent Resident Commissioner Luis Fortuno, who was running for Governor in 2008.[3][4] [5]

Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Pedro Pierluisi. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00029168&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations


Pierluisi is assigned to the House Committee on Education and Labor.


More background data


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 [1] PR Newswire November 7, 2008 Accessed December 12, 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pierluisi 2008
  3. Green Papers: Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner Candidates
  4. Official Pierluisi for Resident Commissioner campaign website
  5. "Peurto Rico 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on the Judiciary
110th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Puerto Rico Department of Justice
Other Party Membership: Partido Nuevo Progresista
District Offices:
1. 250 Calle Fortaleza Old, San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: (787) 723-6333 / Fax: (787) 723-6333

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Date of Birth: April 26, 1959