US House Committee on Natural Resources holding public forum on Puerto Rico Status Act
The United States House Committee on Natural Resources Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D) and a bipartisan group of members of Congress, including Representative Nydia Velázquez (D) of New York and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (NPP, R) of Puerto Rico, will visit Puerto Rico to seek input from members of the public on the Puerto Rico Status Act Discussion Draft.
This Public Input Forum is an opportunity for residents of Puerto Rico to speak directly with federal lawmakers about the Discussion Draft. Residents will have two options for registration:
(1) General Admittance – Individuals who register for general admission are welcome to attend the forum as a non-speaking audience member. These spaces will be available until an hour prior to the event or until capacity is reached.
(2) Speaker – Limited spaces are available to residents to participate as a panelist to provide comments on the discussion draft. Those recognized to speak will be limited to 5 minutes to share their comments with the delegation. Members of the delegation may request additional information from speakers. Speakers must be registered prior to the event and will be called on a first come, first-served basis.
The Public Input Forum is not the only opportunity to share comments on the Puerto Rico Status Act Discussion Draft, as the committee will be collecting public comments on POPVOX.
More information about the Discussion Draft and the public engagement process may be found on the committee’s website.