Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
|Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico|
|Residence||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Term length||Four years, renewable|
|Inaugural holder||Federico Degetau|
|Formation||January 2, 1900|
The Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Comisionado Residente de Puerto Rico) is a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives elected by the voters of Puerto Rico every four years. The commissioner is the only member of the House of Representatives who serves a four-year term and functions in every respect as a congressman except being denied a vote on the final disposition of legislation on the House floor. He is also allowed to serve on congressional committees and enjoys a salary of $174,000 per year.
The current commissioner is Pedro Pierluisi of the New Progressive Party (PNP) and affiliated to the Democratic Party (D) at the national level. Pierluisi is one of four commissioners in the history of Puerto Rico to be elected to at least two four-year terms, equivalent to four congressional two-year terms.
- 1901–1905: Federico Degetau
- 1905–1911: Tulio Larrinaga
- 1911–1916: Luis Muñoz Rivera
- 1916–1917: vacant
- 1917–1932: Félix Córdova Dávila
- 1932–1932: vacant
- 1932–1933: José Lorenzo Pesquera
- 1933–1939: Santiago Iglesias
- 1939–1939: vacant
- 1939–1945: Bolívar Pagán
- 1945–1946: Jesús T. Piñero
- 1946–1946: vacant
- 1946–1965: Antonio Fernós-Isern
- 1965–1969: Santiago Polanco Abreu
- 1969–1973: Jorge Luis Córdova
- 1973–1977: Jaime Benítez
- 1977–1985: Baltasar Corrada del Río
- 1985–1992: Jaime Fuster
- 1992–1993: Antonio Colorado
- 1993–2001: Carlos Romero Barceló
- 2001–2005: Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
- 2005–2009: Luis Fortuño
- 2009–present: Pedro Pierluisi
- "111th House Freshmen: Pedro Pierluisi, D-Puerto Rico (AL)". Congressional Quarterly. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
- Ida A. Brudnick. "Salaries of Members of Congress : Recent actions and Historical Tables". Senate.gov. Retrieved 2015-03-03.