Elected: 2016 In Office: Yes

Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon  -  (R) United States
US Representative - Puerto Rico At-Large District
Fed District
PO Box 9023958
San Juan, PR 00902-3958
  • Phone: (787) 723-6333
  • Fax: (787) 729-6824
  • Fax: (787) 729-7738
Fed Capitol
15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-5401
  • Phone: (202) 225-2615
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Bill Bill Name Summary
HR4690 Responsible Settlements for Victims and Taxpayers Act Responsible Settlements for Victims and Taxpayers Act
HR3274 President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 500,000 $1 silver coins in commemoration of President John F. Kennedy. The bill requires all...
HR4321 Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2017 Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2017
HCRes59 Recognizing the 75th anniversary of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Recognizing the 75th anniversary of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Commemorates the service, dedication, and sacrifice of our armed service members and their families who served at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton on it...
HR4635 To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of pe... To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes. This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to en...
HR4734 Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017 Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017 This bill prohibits a predispute arbitration agreement from being valid or enforceable if it requires arbitration of a sex discrimination dispute. The prohibition ...
HR2519 The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue gold, silver, and half-dollar clad commemorative coins in recognition and celebratio...
HRes92 Condemning North Korea's development of multiple intercontinental ballis... Condemning North Korea's development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes. Condemns North Korea's development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles. Welcomes the deployment of t...
HR1876 Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017 Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to shield a health care professional from liability under federal or state law for harm caused by any act or omission if: (1) t...
HR2594 Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2017 Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2017 This bill amends the Small Business Act to allow a small business performing a construction contract awarded by a federal agency to submit a request for an equitable adjus...
HR3562 To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Vet... To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other...
HR4598 To amend the Small Business Act to require public communications about d... To amend the Small Business Act to require public communications about disaster assistance resources to be made in multiple languages.
HR4251 Rebuilding Resilient Energy Systems Act of 2017 Rebuilding Resilient Energy Systems Act of 2017 This bill permits amounts awarded under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act for essential assistance, hazard mitigation, repair, restoration, ...
HR2652 Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017 Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to review the deaths of all covered ve...
HR930 Lymphedema Treatment Act Lymphedema Treatment Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover certain lymphedema compression treatment items as durable medical equipment under Medicare. (Lymphedema is a condition of...
HR303 Retired Pay Restoration Act Retired Pay Restoration Act This bill: (1) allows the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability (currently, only for a disability rated at 5...
HR2147 Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2017 Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire at least 50 Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists, place each one at an eligible VA medical center, and en...
HR299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veteran...
HR1377 Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act of 2017 Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act of 2017 This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to: (1) prohibit the Department of Labor from issuing new special wage certificates for individuals wh...
HR4396 ME TOO Congress Act Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congre... ME TOO Congress Act Member and Employee Training and Oversight On Congress Act
HR5474 Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act of 2018 Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act of 2018
HR4541 CHAMPION KIDS Act of 2017 Continuing Community Health and Medical Profes... CHAMPION KIDS Act of 2017 Continuing Community Health and Medical Professional Programs to Improve Our Nation and Keep Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2017
HR2397 DPRK Act of 2017 Distribution and Promotion of Rights and Knowledge Act ... DPRK Act of 2017 Distribution and Promotion of Rights and Knowledge Act of 2017 This bill amends the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 to authorize the President, through the Department of State, to: (1) distribute or ...
HR2662 Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017 Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017
HR2327 PAWS Act of 2017 Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017 PAWS Act of 2017 Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a five-year pilot program under which it provides grants to eligible nonprofit or...
HRes195 Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservativ... Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship. Expresses the commitment of the House of Representatives to work constructively on creating and supporting economically v...
HR1112 Shauna Hill Post 9/11 Education Benefits Transferability Act Shauna Hill Post 9/11 Education Benefits Transferability Act This bill authorizes the reassignment a veteran's or Armed Forces member's Post-9/11 education benefits to another eligible dependent in cases where the original...
HR2404 Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Pro... Improving the Treatment of the U.S. Territories Under Federal Health Programs Act of 2017
HR392 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, and (2) increase the per-country...
HRes259 Expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social... Expressing concern and condemnation over the political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Urges the government of Venezuela to heed the calls of the international community to: (1) hold free, fair, an...
HR1259 VA Accountability First Act of 2017 VA Accountability First Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill revises the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to remove, demote by a reduction in grade and pay, or suspend a VA employee, including a member in a s...
HR1005 To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult... To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans. This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurr...
HR60 ENLIST Act Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act ENLIST Act Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act This bill authorizes the enlistment in the Armed Forces of aliens unlawfully present in the United States on December 31, 2012, who: (1) have been continu...
HR2315 To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen Doher... To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith in recognition of their contributions to the Nation. This bill directs the Speaker of the Hou...
HR1683 National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half-dollar clad coins emblematic of the National Purple Hea...
HRes774 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 4760) to amend the immigra... Providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 4760) to amend the immigration laws and the homeland security laws, and for other purposes. Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.B. 4760) to amend the immigrati...
HRes288 Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 30, 2017, th... Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 30, 2017, through May 6, 2017, as "National Small Business Week" to celebrate the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs in every community in the Un...
HR3964 Opioid Addiction Prevention Act of 2017 Opioid Addiction Prevention Act of 2017
HR2911 National Museum of the American Latino Act National Museum of the American Latino Act This bill establishes the National Museum of the American Latino in the Smithsonian Institution. The purposes of the museum are to: (1) illuminate Latino contributions to the stor...
HR2056 Microloan Modernization Act of 2017 Microloan Modernization Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill amends the Small Business Act, with respect to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Microloan Program (assisting low-income individuals to start and operate a small...
HR2408 Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act Protecting Girls' Access to Ed... Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act Protecting Girls' Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act (Sec. 3) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) it is critical to ensure that children, particularly g...
HR4044 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act
HR1468 Recognizing America's Children Act Recognizing America's Children Act This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional nonimmigrant for an initial five-year period the status of, an alien who...
HR1212 BRAVE Act of 2017 Burial Rights for America's Veterans' Efforts Act of 2017 BRAVE Act of 2017 Burial Rights for America's Veterans' Efforts Act of 2017 This bill increases the amounts payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for: (1) burial and funeral expenses of certain veterans, ...
HR4438 To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance... To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to waive a prohibition, and for other purposes.
HR1749 VET CARE Act of 2017 Veterans Early Treatment for Chronic Ailment Resurg... VET CARE Act of 2017 Veterans Early Treatment for Chronic Ailment Resurgence through Examinations Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) carry out a four-year pilot program in five Ve...
HRes495 Recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expr... Recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2017 as "PCOS Awareness Month". Expresses support for the goals and ideals of Polycystic ...
HR749 Lower Drug Costs through Competition Act Lower Drug Costs through Competition Act This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise provisions regarding review and approval of generic drug applications or supplements to generic drug applications...
HR2429 Puerto Rico Task Force Economic Empowerment Act of 2017 Puerto Rico Task Force Economic Empowerment Act of 2017
HR1783 Improving Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2017 Improving Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) develop a plan for working with institutions of higher education to develop partnerships for the estab...
HR909 Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to...
HR398 HEART Act of 2017 Help Extract Animals from Red Tape Act of 2017 HEART Act of 2017 Help Extract Animals from Red Tape Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the notice period in civil forfeiture proceedings that involve the seizure of an animal involved in anim...
HR2748 SOS Act of 2017 Save Our Seas Act of 2017 SOS Act of 2017 Save Our Seas Act of 2017 This bill amends the Marine Debris Act to revise the Marine Debris Program to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to work with: (1) other agencies to...
HRes588 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Veterans Small Business Week. Supporting the goals and ideals of National Veterans Small Business Week. Supports the goals and ideals of National Veterans Small Business Week. Celebrates the millions of people in the United States, especially veterans ...
HRes761 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. Supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. Recognizes and honors the women and organizations in the United States that h...
HR2452 Deborah Sampson Act Deborah Sampson Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a three-year pilot program to assess the feasibility of peer-to-peer assistance for women veterans who are separating or newly sepa...
HR3605 Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act of 2017 Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act of 2017 This bill provides a presumption of herbicide exposure as the service-connected cause of certain diseases notwithstanding that there is no evidentiary record of any such disease...
HR2263 Medicaid and CHIP Territory Transparency and Information Act Medicaid and CHIP Territory Transparency and Information Act This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to publish on its website, and periodically update, specified information related to federal expe...
HR1131 VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and implement a plan to hire a director for each VA medical center without a permanent director...
HR2320 Samish Indian Nation Land Conveyance Act of 2017 Samish Indian Nation Land Conveyance Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of the Interior to take into trust for the benefit of the Samish Indian Nation specified land owned by the tribe in Skagit County and San Ju...
HR3561 To amend title 38, United States Code, to permit appraisers approved by ... To amend title 38, United States Code, to permit appraisers approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make appraisals for purposes of chapter 37 of such title based on inspections performed by third parties. This bi...
HRes428 Expressing support for the designation of "National Eating Disorders Awa... Expressing support for the designation of "National Eating Disorders Awareness Week" and supporting the goals and ideals to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders. Recognizes National Eating Disorders Awaren...
HR5411 AIPM Act of 2018 Areawide Integrated Pest Management Act of 2018 AIPM Act of 2018 Areawide Integrated Pest Management Act of 2018
HCRes45 Expressing the sense of Congress that those who served in the bays, harb... Expressing the sense of Congress that those who served in the bays, harbors, and territorial seas of the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975, should be presumed to ...
HR313 Savings for Seniors Act of 2017 Savings for Seniors Act of 2017 This bill amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to establish in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund a Social Sec...
HR4460 Disaster Recovery Reform Act Disaster Recovery Reform Act
HR91 Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act
HR1772 AIM HIGH Act Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act AIM HIGH Act Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, and the Secretary of Education to establish an...
HR2976 Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act of 2017 Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act of 2017
HR4494 Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act
HR1341 Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act This bill amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit political committees from accepting any Internet credit card contribution unless: the individual or ...
HR1361 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-a... To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories. This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of...
HCRes105 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women serving in the United State... Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women serving in the United States Marine Corps.
HR3993 American Samoa Investment Act of 2017 American Samoa Investment Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include U.S. nationals among the eligible employees of an EB-5 commercial enterprise. The EB-5 program provides an employment-ba...
HR4242 VA Care in the Community Act VA Care in the Community Act
HR4693 Puppy Protection Act of 2017 Puppy Protection Act of 2017
HR4062 Digital Coast Act Digital Coast Act
HR2288 Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 This bill revises the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims appeals system. The bill permits a veteran to appeal within one year by: (1) requesting...
HR2123 VETS Act of 2017 Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 VETS Act of 2017 Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill allows a licensed health care professional of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to practice his or her profession using telem...
HR4536 To establish an Anti-Bullying Roundtable to study bullying in elementary... To establish an Anti-Bullying Roundtable to study bullying in elementary and secondary schools in the United States, and for other purposes.
HR4155 Congressional Sexual Harassment Training Act Congressional Sexual Harassment Training Act This bill amends the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to require each employing office under the Act to ensure that its covered employees enroll in the Office of Complia...
HRes603 Recognizing November 25, 2017, as "Small Business Saturday" and supporti... Recognizing November 25, 2017, as "Small Business Saturday" and supporting efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses. Recognizes and encourages the observance of Small Business Saturday. ...
HRes161 Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietet... Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic...
HR4720 Abby Honold Act Abby Honold Act
HR1406 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit people from knowingly slaughtering a dog or cat for human consumption. In addition, the bill prohibits people from knowingl...
HR4179 LWCF Parity for Territories and DC Act LWCF Parity for Territories and DC Act
HR2763 The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Tra... The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017 This bill amends the Small Business Act to require: the Small Business Administration's (SBA's) annual report on the Sm...
HR4243 VA Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017 Official Titles ... VA Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017 Official Titles Official Titles - House of Representatives Official Title as Introduced To establish a commission for the purpose of making recommendations regarding ...
HR1366 U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017 U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to apply the Act to investment companies created under the laws of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or any other...
HR1133 Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017 Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) provide for an operation on a live...
HR4173 Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017 Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) conduct a study on the outcomes and the efficacy of the toll-free Veterans Crisis Line during the five-year ...
HR4691 WOOF! Act Welfare of Our Friends Act of 2017 WOOF! Act Welfare of Our Friends Act of 2017
HRes317 Calling for the unconditional release of United States citizens and lega... Calling for the unconditional release of United States citizens and legal permanent resident aliens being held for political purposes by the Government of Iran. Calls on the government of Iran to: (1) release Siamak Namazi...
HR3122 Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017 Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to include on its Internet website a warning to veterans relating to dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful...
HR1066 VA Management Alignment Act of 2017 VA Management Alignment Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report (including re...
HR1162 No Hero Left Untreated Act No Hero Left Untreated Act This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a one-year pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to treat veterans suffering from po...
HR2740 Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressi...
HR750 Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017 Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish a separate Medicare benefit category for complex rehabilitation techn...
HR3497 Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017 Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out in at least one Veterans Integrated Services Network a pilot program for at least a 12...
HRes505 Condemning North Korea's threats against our citizens on Guam, reaffirmi... Condemning North Korea's threats against our citizens on Guam, reaffirming our unshakable commitment to the security of Guam, and for other purposes. Condemns North Korea's threats against Guam. Reaffirms the U.S. commitme...
HR2601 VICTOR Act of 2017 Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and... VICTOR Act of 2017 Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include among veterans eligible to rece...
HR620 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies for ...
HR4099 To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that children of homele... To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that children of homeless veterans are included in the calculation of the amounts of certain per diem grants. This bill provides that the Department of Veterans Affairs per ...
HR1409 Cancer Drug Parity Act of 2017 Cancer Drug Parity Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health plans that cover anticancer medications administered by a health care provider to provide no less favorab...
HR2225 Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a five-year pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing veterans' post-deployment mental health and post-...
HRes604 CEASE Resolution Congressional Education About Sexual harassment Eradica... CEASE Resolution Congressional Education About Sexual harassment Eradication Resolution Amends Rule XXIII (Code of Official Conduct) of the Rules of the House of Representatives to require each Member, Delegate, Resident C...
HR4743 Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018 Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018
HR4177 PREPARE Act of 2017 Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather... PREPARE Act of 2017 Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness Act of 2017 This bill directs the President to establish the Interagency Council on Extreme Weather Re...
HR3320 To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observe... To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1) This bill requires the annual reports submitted by the Departme...
HR3634 SERVE Act of 2017 Securing Electronic Records for Veterans' Ease Act of ... SERVE Act of 2017 Securing Electronic Records for Veterans' Ease Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) furnish individuals receiving Post-9/11 educational assistance with do...
HR4107 USS Indianapolis Congressional Gold Medal Act USS Indianapolis Congressional Gold Medal Act
HRes672 Honoring Edgar Martínez for excellence in his career as a professional b... Honoring Edgar Martínez for excellence in his career as a professional baseball player and for his entrepreneurship, humanitarian work, and philanthropy, and for other purposes. Honors Edgar Martinez for excellence in his ...
HR4796 USA Act of 2018 Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018 USA Act of 2018 Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018 This bill provides conditional permanent resident status for an alien meeting specified requirements, including having entered the United States when younger than 18...
HR1017 Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017 Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017 This bill waives Medicare coinsurance requirements with respect to colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of the code billed for a resulting diagnosis or ...
HR2161 Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act This bill provides for the status adjustment to permanent resident of a qualifying Venezuelan national who: (1) was physically present in the United States on January 1, 2013, (2) has been...
HR4227 Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018 Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) examine what actions DHS is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism, and (2) report to Congress...
HR4462 TRACE Act Taking Responsibility by Accounting for Corruption and Excess Act TRACE Act Taking Responsibility by Accounting for Corruption and Excess Act This bill amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to prohibit the federal government from reimbursing an entity...
HR3932 HELP Puerto Rico Act Healthcare Expenditures for Low-income Populations ... HELP Puerto Rico Act Healthcare Expenditures for Low-income Populations in Puerto Rico Act
HR1246 Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2017 Territory Health Insurance Tax Relief Act of 2017 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to exclude premiums paid by residents of U.S. territories from a health insurer's net premiums when calculat...
HR4345 Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2017 Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2017 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that veterans treatment courts are a successful program aimed at helping veterans charged with non-violent crimes receive the help ...
HR1494 PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise and expand provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly c...
HR3218 Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
HR2488 Puerto Rico Small Business Assistance Act of 2017 Puerto Rico Small Business Assistance Act of 2017
HR4619 To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide tempo... To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide temporary relief from the annual fee imposed on health insurance providers, to the extent that such fee is due to Puerto Rican health insurance.
HR4668 Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act of 2017 Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act of 2017
HR3897 Gold Star Family Support and Installation Act of 2017 Gold Star Family Support and Installation Act of 2017
HR1367 To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire an... To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. (Sec. 2) This bill provides that the annual det...
HR4320 Hear our Heroes Act of 2017 Hear our Heroes Act of 2017
HR553 To redesignate Gravelly Point Park, located along the George Washington ... To redesignate Gravelly Point Park, located along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia, as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park, and for other purposes. This bill redesignates as the "Nancy Reagan...
HR3472 Puerto Rico Air Cargo Industry Empowerment Act Puerto Rico Air Cargo Industry Empowerment Act This bill modifies foreign civil aircraft regulation with respect to air cargo in Puerto Rico. Current law prohibits foreign civil aircraft from exchanging cargo in the United...
HR260 Puerto Rico Admission Act Puerto Rico Admission Act This bill expresses U.S. policy that the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico may choose whether Puerto Rico will become a state or a nation through a plebiscite pursuant to provisions of the Consolidated...
HR2530 Earned Income Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Act of 2017 Earned Income Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make citizens of Puerto Rico eligible for the federal earned income tax credit.
HR2021 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the limitation on t... To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the limitation on the cover over of distilled spirits taxes to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the limitation on the...
HR5183 Puerto Rico Film, Television, and Theatre Production Act of 2018 Puerto Rico Film, Television, and Theatre Production Act of 2018 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code; with respect to rules that allow the expensing of certain costs of qualified film, television, and live theatrica...
HR797 To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the matching req... To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the matching requirement for a territory to use specially allocated Federal funds for Medicare covered part D drugs for low-income individuals. This bill amends title...
HR2531 Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equality Act of 2017 Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equality Act of 2017 This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to automatically enroll eligible residents of Puerto Rico in Medicare's medical insurance program. Under c...
HR261 Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equality Act Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equality Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to automatically enroll eligible residents of Puerto Rico in Medicare's medical insurance program. Under current l...
HR5430 Puerto Rico Real Estate Exchange Fairness Act of 2018 Puerto Rico Real Estate Exchange Fairness Act of 2018 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require Puerto Rico to be treated as part of the United States for the purpose of determining if an exchange of real prope...
HR1403 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deducti... To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction for income attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax dedu...
HR798 Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act of 2017 Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the refundable portion of the child tax credit, to: (1) allow residents of Puerto Rico to claim the refundable...
HR3226 Supplemental Security Income Equality Act Supplemental Security Income Equality Act This bill amends the Social Security Amendments of 1972 to extend the Supplemental Security Income program (which provides financial assistance to low-income people who are aged, b...
HR259 To prevent the territories of the United States from losing current Medi... To prevent the territories of the United States from losing current Medicaid funding. This bill amends the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to ann...
HR4436 Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Park and Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Cente... Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Park and Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center Study Act
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Detail Vice Chair House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
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Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Health
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Detail Federal Committee Member House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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Name Title Role Description Location Address Phone Email
Luis Baco Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-5401
(202) 225-2615 luis.baco@mail.house.gov
Marieli Padro-Raldiris Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison District Office 1 PO Box 9023958
San Juan, PR. 00902-3958
(787) 723-6333 marieli.padro-raldiris@mail.house.gov
Luis Rivera-Cruz District Director District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 1 PO Box 9023958
San Juan, PR. 00902-3958
(787) 723-6333 luisroberto.rivera-cruz@mail.house.gov
Veronica Ferraiuoli-Hornedo Legal Counsel Counsel / Legislative Counsel Capitol Office 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-5401
(202) 225-2615 veronica.Ferraiuoli@mail.house.gov
Greg Tosi Legislative Director Legislative Director Capitol Office 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-5401
(202) 225-2615 greg.tosi@mail.house.gov
Nicole Perez Receptionist Receptionist District Office 1 PO Box 9023958
San Juan, PR. 00902-3958
(787) 723-6333 nicole.perez-gonzalez@mail.house.gov
Luis Ortiz Senior Caseworker Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 PO Box 9023958
San Juan, PR. 00902-3958
(787) 723-6333 luis.ortiz@mail.house.gov
Jose Diaz-Marrero Senior Policy Advisor Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-5401
(202) 225-2615 jose.diaz-marrero@mail.house.gov
Janille Rodriguez-Beamud Deputy Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-5401
(202) 225-2615 janille.rodriguez@mail.house.gov
Natalia Gandia Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-5401
(202) 225-2615 natalia.gandia@mail.house.gov
Segundo Ferro Veterans Caseworker Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 PO Box 9023958
San Juan, PR. 00902-3958
(787) 723-6333 segundo.ferro@mail.house.gov
Gabriel Bravo Scheduler; Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC. 20515-5401
(202) 225-2615 gabriel.bravo@mail.house.gov
Norma Miranda Gallardo Veterans Caseworker Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 PO Box 9023958
San Juan, PR. 00902-3958
(787) 723-6333 norma.miranda-gallardo@mail.house.gov
Cristina Sierra Caseworker Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 PO Box 9023958
San Juan, PR. 00902-3958
(787) 723-6333 cristina.sierra@mail.house.gov
Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon was elected this past November 8th as Puerto Rico's sole Representative to the U.S. Congress. In so doing, she became the first woman ever to hold the office. Ms. Gonzalez-Colon received the most votes (over 718,000) out of any elected official on the Island in the past election.
Ms. Gonzalez-Colon is a lifelong Republican, who is an ardent activist for Puerto Rican statehood, and equality. She first entered public office at 25 years old as a state Representative in a 2002 special Election, becoming the youngest member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives. She then quickly rose through the ranks becoming Chair of the powerful House Government Affairs Committee during her second term and, at just 33 years of age, Speaker of the House in her third term as a legislator.
During her time in the legislature she played a prominent role in authoring, sponsoring, and passing landmark legislation on veterans' services, identity protection, victim's rights, woman's rights, voting rights, domestic violence prevention, improving the business environment, lowering utility costs, tax relief, and the streamlining of government services.
Her priorities as Puerto Rico's sole Representative in Congress will include spearheading the economic recovery of Puerto Rico, and securing the equal treatment for Puerto Rico's three and a half million U.S. Citizens in federal laws, regulations, services, and funding. Most importantly, she plans to lead the fight in our nation's capital to ensure that Congress responds favorably, and decisively, to the overwhelming electoral mandate in the 2012 Puerto Rico Status Plebiscite were over 61% of Puerto Rico's voters supported the Island's admission as the 51st state of the Union. To that end, she introduced as her first bill in Congress the Puerto Rico Admission Act on her second day in office.
Her strong voice is already reverberating on Capitol Hill. In just her second week as a Member of Congress, she was elected by her colleagues to the influential Republican Conference House Policy Committee. She is also a member of the House Committees on Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, and Small Business, Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs and Co-Chair of Congressional Friends of Spain Caucus.
A product of the Puerto Rico public school system, and recipient of a Juris Doctor and Master of Law degree (LL.M.), Gonzalez-Colon also serves as Chair of the Puerto Rico Republican Party, and First Vice Chair of the local New Progressive Party, the standard bearer of Puerto Rico's statehood movement.