‘A Watershed Moment’: House Approves Statehood Vote for Puerto Ricans

Reps. Nydia Velázquez and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, two of the four current Puerto Rican members of the U.S. House, were among those who celebrated the passage of the Puerto Rico Status Act on Thursday as lawmakers made history by approving a binding process for a referendum in the territory regarding potential statehood.The proposal passed with a vote of 233-191, with 16 Republicans joining the Democratic Party in supporting it.

‘A Watershed Moment’: House Approves Statehood Vote for Puerto Ricans