Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico

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Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
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Pedro Pierluisi

since January 3, 2009
Residence San Juan, Puerto Rico
Term length Four years, renewable
Inaugural holder Federico Degetau
Formation January 2, 1900
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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 the Puerto Rico every four years. The Resident Commissioner is the only member of the House of Representatives who serves a four-year term.1

The Commissioner is allowed to serve on congressional committees, and functions in every respect as a Representative except being denied a vote on the final disposition of legislation on the House floor. The salary for this position since 2009 has been $174,000 per year.2

Current Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi is only one of four of Puerto Rico's 19 Resident Commissioners in history ever elected to at least two four-year terms, equivalent to four congressional two-year terms.

In most other U.S. territories, a similar representative position is styled Delegate.

Former Commissioners

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