Committee on Resources

105th Congress

Saturday, April 19,1997

10:00 a.m. San Juan, Puerto Rico

AGENDA

Hearing on H.R. 856, to provide a process leading to full self­government for Puerto Rico.

"United States­Puerto Rico Political Status Act"

WITNESSES

PANEL 1

The Honorable Charlie Rodriguez, designee for the New Progressive Party, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Honorable Anibal Acevedo Vila, President, Popular Democratic Party, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Honorable Fernando Martin­Garcia, designee for the Puerto Rican Independence Party, San Juan, Puerto

Rico

PANEL 2

The Honorable William Miranda­Marin, The Mayor of Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico

The Honorable Rafael Hernandez Colon, former Governor of Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico

The Honorable Eduardo Bhatia, designee for the Minority Leader of the Senate­Popular Democratic Party,

Senate of Puerto Rico

The Honorable Carlos Vizcarrondo Irizarry, Popular Democratic Party, Puerto Rico House of

Representatives, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Professor Margarita Benitez, AFELA, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mr. Juan Antonio Agostini, President, Pax Christi­Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

PANEL 3

The Honorable Manuel Rodriguez­Orellana, designee for the Minority Leader of the Senate­Puerto Rican

Independence Party, Senate of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Honorable Damaris Mangual, designee for the House Minority Leader­ Puerto Rican Independence

Party, Puerto Rico House of Representatives, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Professor Edwin Irizarry­Mora, Economic Advisor, Puerto Rican Independence Party, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto

Rico

Mr. Emilio A. Soler Mari, President, Puerto Rican Democratic Action Foundation, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mr. Eduardo Morales­Coll, President, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mr. Manuel Fermin Arraiza, President, Puerto Rico Bar Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico


PANEL 4

The Honorable Kenneth McClintock­Hernandez, designee for the President of the Senate, Senate of Puerto

Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Honorable Angel M.Cintrón­García, designee for The Speaker of the House, Puerto Rico House of

Representatives, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ms. Zoraida F. Fonalledas, Republican National Committeewoman, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mr. Etienne Totti del Valle, Esq., San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mr. Ivar Pietri, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mr. Hector Reichard, Esq., President, Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.