A Page from History: The Puerto Rico Statehood Act of 1977 — Puerto Rico Report

The Puer­to Rico State­hood Admis­sion Act of 2019 was filed this week. But that was not by any means the first Puer­to Rico State­hood Act. Con­sid­er the Puer­to Rico State­hood Act of 1977, intro­duced by Pres­i­dent Ger­ald Ford after he reject­ed a pro­pos­al for “per­fect­ed com­mon­wealth.”