The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico voted overwhelming for statehood in a
non-binding referendum on Sunday (June 11).
Alaska Congressman Don Young went there with other U.S. lawmakers as an election observer. His spokesman Matt Shuckerow says Young favors self-determination for Puerto Rico and personally believes statehood is a good idea.
Puerto Rico has voted repeatedly on whether to change its legal status but
only Congress has the power to grant statehood.