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GONZÁLEZ-COLÓN, Jenniffer, a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in San Juan, P.R., August 5, 1976; B.A., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, P.R., 2001; J.D., Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R., 2010; L.L.M., Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R., 2014; chair, Puerto Rico Republican Party, 2015-present; co-chair, Puerto Rico Republican Party, 2004-2015; vice-president, New Progressive Party, 2008-present; member of the Puerto Rico house of representatives, 2002-2016; speaker, 2009-2012; minority leader, 2013-2016; elected as a New Progressive to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress to a four-year term in 2016 and reelected to the succeeding four-year term in 2020 (January 3, 2017-present); caucused with the Republican Party.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Natural Resources
  • House Committee - Small Business
  • House Committee - Transportation and Infrastructure
  • House Committee - Veterans' Affairs
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Fast Facts

Since 1917, when Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman to serve in Congress, more than 300 women have followed. Women in Congress documents their service.

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