SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico delegate seeks vote for statehood – Americas Wires – MiamiHerald.com

PR-KidSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricos representative in Congress is seeking an unprecedented yes-or-no vote on whether the island should become the 51st state, a bill that is riling many in the U.S. territory.The bill that Pedro Pierluisi filed Wednesday calls for a federally approved ratification vote in which Puerto Ricans would be asked if they want their island to become a state. If the majority agrees, the bill calls for the president to submit legislation to Congress within 180 days.Pierluisis bill comes a month after the White House announced it would seek $2.5 million from Congress to fund a vote on the islands future political status.There has been no agreement on the meaning of the results of a nonbinding referendum in November.

via SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico delegate seeks vote for statehood – Americas Wires – MiamiHerald.com.

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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One Response to SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico delegate seeks vote for statehood – Americas Wires – MiamiHerald.com

  1. PUERTO RICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FOR STATEHOOD 2013!

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