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The most important proponent of rebuilding Puerto Rico in addition to Luis Gutiérrez and Nydia Velázquez and the resident commissioner from the island is Senator Bernie Sanders [who has endorsed Garcia].
There is no chance that Congress will accept the credentials of the shadow delegation and seat them as representatives of Puerto Rico, which currently has a nonvoting resident commissioner who can participate in congressional debates.
What Puerto Rico, like Washington, DC, does have is a resident commissioner -- a non-voting liaison to Congress who has some of the benefits of being a member but who cannot vote.
Puerto Ricans in the island do vote for a resident commissioner who represents the island's interests in Washington, D.C., but is not a voting member of Congress.
Pence was joined by his wife, Karen; Florida’s two U.S. senators, Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio, and Puerto Rican resident commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón.
Still, the Puerto Rican resident commissioner, the territory's non-voting member of the House, caucuses with Republicans.
The federal effort has come in for praise from some, including Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner and the island’s representative in Congress.
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