White House weighs in on Puerto Rican statehood vote
December 5th, 2012
10:04 PM ET
2 years ago

White House weighs in on Puerto Rican statehood vote

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) – After more than 800,000 Puerto Rican voters said they want the island to become the 51st U.S. state, the White House is calling on lawmakers to take action.

"Congress should now study the results closely, and provide the people of Puerto Rico with a clear path forward that lays out the means by which Puerto Ricans themselves can determine their own status," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters this week.

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