From left, Natural Resources Committee Chairman, Republican Bruce Westerman; Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez and Governor Pedro Pierluisi during their meeting on April 20. (Suministrada)

Washington D.C. – U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) said yesterday that he did not offer guarantees to hold hearings on H.R. 2757, the bill seeking an automatic implementation plebiscite between statehood, sovereignty in free association, and independence.