Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
July 31, 2019
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the appointment of Pedro Pierluisi to be Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State:

“I support the appointment of former Congressman Pedro Pierluisi to be Puerto Rico’s new Secretary of State, and I urge the Puerto Rican House and Senate to approve his nomination quickly. The people of the island deserve leaders they can trust. I believe Pedro is someone who has earned their trust through years of service, including as Resident Commissioner. In Congress, he was a strong advocate for the island and the well-being of its people. I also believe he has the ability to reach out to all parties and unify Puerto Ricans. He has my strong support.”