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1.5.11 Final Floor Statement for the Record in Opposition to the Republican Rules Package

1.5.11 Final Floor Statement for the Record in Opposition to the Republican Rules Package

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Congressman Pedro R. PierluisiStatement for the RecordH.Res 5, A Resolution Providing for the House Rules of the 112th Congress
 January 5, 2011
Mr./Madame Speaker:I rise in strong opposition to the Republican rules package, because it sends a message of exclusion and indifference to my constituents and those of my fellow delegates from the other U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.As the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, I represent nearly four million U.S. citizens,far more than any other member of this chamber. Together, the delegates from the other U.S.territories and the District of Columbia represent over one million people. Our constituents are part of the American family. They pledge allegiance to the same flag as their fellow Americansin the 50 states. They fight—and many of them have died—in defense of our nation.Under a rule in place for the last three Democratic-controlled Congresses, the representativesfrom the territories and the District were given a single, extremely-circumscribed privilege on theHouse floor. We were permitted to vote on amendments when the House resolved into theCommittee of the Whole, a parliamentary device designed to allow greater participation byMembers in debate. The rule provided for an automatic revote to be held in the exceedingly rare
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