H.R. 8393 - Puerto Rico Status Act

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 117-74 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 8393, as reported by the Committee on Natural Resources, with modifications.

    Text of H.R. 8393 PDF

    (as reported)

    H. Rept. 117-642 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources to accompany H.R. 8393.

    Comparative Print PDF

    Showing the differences between H.R. 8393, as reported, and Rules Committee Print 117-74.

    H. Res. 1519 PDF XML

Rule Information

REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of  8-3 on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

Agreed to by record vote of 217-201 on December 15, 2022.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Reschenthaler

1. Closed rule.
2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources or their designees.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 117-74 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Plaskett (VI)DemocratProvides for a binding referendum in the United States Virgin Islands on the adoption of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands as the Constitution of the United States Virgin Islands.Submitted
2Version 1Westerman (AR)RepublicanRemoves block grant funding for federal support for both independence and free association plebiscite options.Submitted
3Version 1Westerman (AR)RepublicanConditions the implementation of the Act upon the terms of Sec. 209 of PROMESA first being met.Submitted
4Version 1Westerman (AR)RepublicanRemoves requirements from Title I and Title II portions of the Act that the U.S. cannot enforce, should Puerto Rico become an independent nation or a freely associated state.Submitted
5Version 1McClintock (CA)RepublicanRequires Congress to ratify the result of the plebiscite by a two-thirds majority vote.Submitted
6Version 2Hice (GA)RepublicanRevised Removes the travel and work authorization provisions should Puerto Rico choose to implement either the status of independence or sovereignty in free association.Revised
7Version 1Hice (GA)RepublicanStops the Federal Government from paying for education on the Puerto Rico Statehood vote.Submitted
8Version 1Hice (GA)RepublicanAllows the U.S. to keep our military assets in Puerto Rico and other matters of national securitySubmitted
9Version 1Hice (GA)RepublicanRequires the Puerto Rico government to continue to pay back all of its debt regardless of which status is chosen in the plebiscite.Submitted
10Version 1Hice (GA)RepublicanRequires Puerto Rico to enter into a treaty of extradition with the United States if the plebiscite results in independence.Submitted
11Version 1Hice (GA)RepublicanRequires Puerto Rico to pay back all debts owed as a condition of the enactment of the Act.Submitted