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29th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico

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Speaker  Jaime Perelló
Majority Leader  Charlie Hernández
Minority Leader  Jenniffer González
Speaker pro tem  Roberto Rivera
Majority Whip  Carlos Bianchi Angleró
Minority Whip  Johnny Méndez
29th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico

The 29th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico is the lower house of the 17th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico and will meet from January 14, 2013, to January 8, 2017. All members were elected in the General Elections of 2012. The House has a majority of members from the Popular Democratic Party (PPD).

Contents

The body is counterparted by the 25th Senate of Puerto Rico in the upper house.

Changes in membership

  • January 31, 2013: Jorge Colberg Toro resigns from his position as representative at-large in order to become Secretary of Public Affairs at the Office of the Governor.
  • March 21, 2013: Piti Gándara fills the vacancy left by Jorge Colberg Toro.
  • July 16, 2013: Eduardo Ferrer resigns from his position as representative at-large while the House is adjourned citing, "situations that cannot be delegated that I cannot leave unattended". This effectively left both his seat and the Majority Whip —position Ferrer held— vacant for about a month as the House had to wait to begin its ordinary session to replace him since no extraordinary session was invoked in between by neither the governor nor the speaker.
  • August 19, 2013: Manuel Natal fills the vacancy left by Eduardo Ferrer as representative at-large for the Popular Democratic Party while Carlos Bianchi Angleró is elected as Majority Whip.
  • October 23, 2014: Yashira Lebrón Rodríguez fills the vacancy left by Antonio "Toñito" Silva as representative for District 8 for the New Progressive Party (PNP) after Silva resigns from his position.
  • Notable legislations

  • Catch Up Act
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Employees Association Act of 2013
  • Jobs Now Act
  • References

    29th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico Wikipedia


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