29th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico

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29th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico
Seal of Puerto Rico House of Representatives.svg
In session
January 2, 2013 – January 1, 2017
Leadership
Speaker Jaime Perelló
Speaker pro tem Roberto Rivera
Majority Leader Charlie Hernández
Majority Whip Carlos Bianchi Angleró
Minority Leader Jenniffer González
Minority Whip Johnny Méndez
Non-officers
Secretary Aileen Figueroa
Sergeant-at-Arms Norberto Olmeda
Structure
Seats 51 voting members
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Parties represented      28 PPD
     23 PNP
Length of term 4 years
Elections
Last election November 6, 2012
Next election November 8, 2016
Legislature
17th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico
Upper house
25th Senate of Puerto Rico
Sessions
1st January 14, 2013 – June 30, 2013
2nd August 19, 2013 – November 19, 2013
3rd January 13, 2014 – June 30, 2014
4th August 18, 2014 – November 18, 2014
5th January 12, 2015 – June 30, 2015
6th August 17, 2015 – November 17, 2015
7th January 11, 2016 – June 30, 2016
8th August 15, 2016 – November 15, 2016

The 29th House of Representatives of Puerto Rico is the lower house of the 17th Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico and will meet from January 14, 2013, to January 8, 2017. All members were elected in the General Elections of 2012. The House has a majority of members from the Popular Democratic Party (PPD).[1][2][3]

The body is counterparted by the 25th Senate of Puerto Rico in the upper house.

Composition[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  PPD    PNP
Office Representative District Party
Speaker Jaime Perelló At-large PPD
Speaker pro tem Roberto Rivera Ruíz District 39 PPD
Majority Leader Charlie Hernández At-large PPD
Majority Whip Carlos Bianchi Angleró At-large PPD
Minority Leader Jenniffer González At-large PNP
Minority Whip Johnny Méndez District 36 PNP

Non-officers[edit]

Post Name
Secretary Aileen Figueroa[4]
Sergeant-at-Arms Norberto Olmeda[5]

Members[edit]

  PPD    PNP
District Name Political party
At-large Brenda López de Arrarás PPD
At-large Charlie Hernández PPD
At-large Jaime Perelló PPD
At-large Luis Vega Ramos PPD
At-large Luisa "Piti" Gándara PPD
At-large Manuel Natal PPD
District 2 Luis Raúl Torres PPD
District 3 Sonia Pacheco PPD
District 4 José Luis Báez PPD
District 11 Rafael "Tatito" Hernández PPD
District 15 César Hernández PPD
District 16 José "Tony" Rodríguez PPD
District 17 Armando Franco PPD
District 19 Efraín de Jesús PPD
District 20 Carlos Bianchi Angleró PPD
District 21 Lydia Méndez Silva PPD
District 23 Nelson Torres Yordán PPD
District 25 Víctor "Cacho" Vassallo PPD
District 27 José "Pito" Torres PPD
District 29 José Aníbal Díaz PPD
District 30 Luis "Narmito" Ortíz PPD
District 31 Jesús Santa Rodríguez PPD
District 32 José "Conny" Varela PPD
District 34 Ramón Luis Cruz PPD
District 35 Narden Jaime Espinosa PPD
District 38 Javier Aponte Dalmau PPD
District 39 Roberto Rivera Ruíz PPD
District 40 Ángel Matos García PPD
At-large Jenniffer González PNP
At-large José Aponte Hernández PNP
At-large José "Kikito" Meléndez PNP
At-large Lourdes Ramos PNP
At-large María Milagros Charbonier PNP
District 1 José "Nuno" López PNP
District 5 Jorge Navarro Suárez PNP
District 6 Antonio "Tony" Soto PNP
District 7 Luis Pérez Ortíz PNP
District 8 Yashira Lebrón Rodríguez PNP
District 9 Ángel "Gary" Rodríguez PNP
District 10 Pedro Julio Santiago PNP
District 12 Héctor Torres Calderón PNP
District 13 Gabriel Rodríguez Aguiló PNP
District 14 Ricardo Llerandi PNP
District 18 Ángel Muñoz PNP
District 22 Waldemar Quiles Rodríguez PNP
District 24 Luis "Tato" León PNP
District 26 Urayoán Hernández PNP
District 28 Rafael "June" Rivera PNP
District 33 Ángel Peña PNP
District 36 Carlos "Johnny" Méndez PNP
District 37 Ángel Bulerín PNP

Changes in membership[edit]

Commissions[edit]

Standing commissions[edit]

Name President Vice President Secretary
Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs César Hernández Alfonzo Tony Rodriguez Quiles Lydia Méndez Silva
Calendars and Special Rules of Debate Charlie Hernández N/A N/A
Consumer Affairs and Anti-Monopolistic Practices Nelson Torres Yordán Ángel Matos García Piti Gándara
Cooperatives and Nonprofit Organizations Sonia Pacheco José Luis Báez Carlos Vargas Ferrer
Development of the Metropolitan Region Luis Raúl Torres Cruz Sonia Pacheco José Luis Báez
Development of the Tourism Industry Ángel Matos García Efraín de Jesús Carlos Bianchi Angleró
Education for the Promotion of Arts and Culture Brenda López de Arrarás Sonia Pacheco Piti Gándara
Ethics Nelson Torres Yordán N/A César Hernández Alfonzo
Federal and International Affairs and Veterans' Affairs vacant Ángel Matos García Rafael Hernández Montañez
Government Conny Varela José Luis Báez Nelson Torres Yordán
Health Lydia Méndez Silva Piti Gándara Narden Jaime Espinosa
Housing and Urban Development Carlos Vargas Ferrer Armando Franco Luis Ortíz Lugo
Integrated Development of the Eastern Region Narden Jaime Espinosa Ramón Luis Cruz Javier Aponte Dalmau
Integrated Development of the Northern Region Armando Franco César Hernández Alfonzo Tony Rodríguez Quiles
Integrated Development of the South Center Region Luis Raúl Torres Carlos Vargas Ferrer Jesús Santa Rodríguez
Integrated Development of the Southern Region Cacho Vassallo Nelson Torres Yordán Lydia Méndez Silva
Integrated Development of the Western Region Efraín de Jesús Carlos Bianchi Angleró Tony Rodríguez Quiles
Internal Affairs Pito Torres Conny Varela Luis Raúl Torres Cruz
Judiciary Luis Vega Ramos Nelson Torres Yordán Efraín de Jesús
Labor and Public Service Retirement Systems Jesús Santa Rodríguez Rafael Hernández Montañez Luis Raúl Torres Cruz
Municipal Affairs and Regionalization Tony Rodríguez Quiles Narden Jaime Espinosa Carlos Vargas Ferrer
Public Safety and for the Development of Initiatives Against Crime and Corruption José Luis Báez Tony Rodríguez Quiles Nelson Torres Yordán
Small and Medium Businesses, Commerce, Industry, and Telecommunications Javier Aponte Dalmau Luis Raúl Torres César Hernández Alfonzo
Social Welfare and for the Eradication of Poverty Piti Gándara Lydia Méndez Silva Brenda López de Arrarás
Socioeconomic Development and Planning Luis Raúl Torres Javier Aponte Dalmau Sonia Pacheco
Transportation and Infrastructure Carlos Bianchi Angleró Jesús Santa Rodríguez Ramón Luis Cruz
Treasury and Budget Tatito Hernández César Hernández Alfonzo Conny Varela
Women's Affairs and Equality Brenda López de Arrarás Sonia Pacheco Lydia Méndez Silva
Youth Affairs, Recreation and Sports Ramón Luis Cruz Narmito Ortíz Armando Franco

Joint commissions[edit]

Name President Vice President Secretary
Córdova Fernós Program of Congressional Interships Jaime Perelló Charlie Hernández vacant
Jorge Alberto Ramos Comas Legislative Internship Program Jaime Perelló Charlie Hernández Ramón Luis Cruz
Legislative Donations Tatito Hernández César Hernández Alfonzo Piti Gándara
Legislative Internship Program Jaime Perelló N/A N/A
Pilar Barbosa Internship Program in Education Jaime Perelló Charlie Hernández Brenda López de Arrarás
Public-Private Partnerships of Puerto Rico Jesús Santa Rodríguez Efraín de Jesús Carlos Bianchi Angleró
Special Reports from the Comptroller Nelson Torres Yordán César Hernández Alfonzo Carlos Vargas Ferrer

Notable legislations[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peña López (2013) "[Ferrer] anunció su dimisión el 1 de julio pasado, y fue efectiva el 16 de julio."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ López, Keila (November 7, 2012). "¿Cómo quedó la Cámara de Representantes?". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Representantes por Distrito: Resultados por Distrito Representativo" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico State Elections Commission. December 17, 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Representantes por Acumulación: Resultados Isla" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico State Elections Commission. December 17, 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ "FEC Combined Federal/State Disclosure & Election Directory: PUERTO RICO". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cámara de Representantes inaugura su sesión y elige a su presidente". Primera Hora (in Spanish). January 14, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Notifica vacante de Jorge Colberg en la Legislatura". El Vocero (in Spanish). January 31, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Juramenta Luisa 'Piti' Gándara como representante por acumulación". Metro Puerto Rico (in Spanish). Metro International. March 21, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ Ortega Marrero, Melisa (August 5, 2013). "Precandidata a la silla de Ferrer Ríos se retira de la contienda". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ Peña López, Brenda (July 1, 2013). "Renuncia representante Eduardo Ferrer Ríos". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ Banuchi, Rebecca (August 19, 2013). "Natal jura como nuevo representante del PPD". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "PNP estrena integrante en la Cámara de Representantes". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2014-10-25.