New York pols pen legislation to help determine the future status of Puerto Rico


Two New York lawmakers helped pen legislation that would allow Puerto Ricans to determine their own political future.

Entitled the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2021, the legislation would create a status convention and delegates would be elected to discuss options with federal officials, therefore creating an official, legitimate and comprehensive bilateral conversation on the status of Puerto Rico.  The bill was introduced by Congresswomen Nydia M. Velázquez and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and New Jersey U.S. Senator Bob Menendez.