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Resident Commissioners of Puerto Rico

Since 1902, Congress has authorized Puerto Rico to be represented in Washington, DC, by one Resident Commissioner. The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico is a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives and elected by the voters of the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico every four years.

Jenniffer González
2017–Present
Pedro Pierluisi
2009–2017
Luis Fortuño
2005–2009
Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
2001–2005
Carlos Romero Barceló
1993–2001
Antonio Colorado
1992–1993
Jaime Fuster
1985–1992
Baltasar Corrada del Río
1977–1985
Jaime Benítez Rexach
1973–1977
Jorge Luis Córdova
1969–1973
Santiago Polanco Abreu
1965–1969
Antonio Fernós-Isern
1946–1965
(vacant)
1946–1946
Jesús T. Piñero
1945–1946
Bolívar Pagán
1939–1945
(vacant)
1939–1939
Santiago Iglesias
1933–1939
José Lorenzo Pesquera
1932–1933
(vacant)
1932–1932
Félix Córdova Dávila
1917–1932
(vacant)
1916–1917
Luis Muñoz Rivera
1911–1916
Tulio Larrínaga
1905–1911
Federico Degetau
1901–1905

Did You Know?

The poverty rate in Puerto Rico decreased by 1.3 percentage points, from 44.4% in 2017 to 43.1% in 2018.