Text: H.R.405 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/09/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 405


To permit the District of Columbia and each of the territories of the United States to provide and furnish statues honoring their citizens for placement in Statuary Hall in the same manner as statues honoring citizens of the States are provided for placement in Statuary Hall.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 9, 2019

Ms. Plaskett introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To permit the District of Columbia and each of the territories of the United States to provide and furnish statues honoring their citizens for placement in Statuary Hall in the same manner as statues honoring citizens of the States are provided for placement in Statuary Hall.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Placement of statues of citizens of District of Columbia and territories in Statuary Hall.

(a) In general.—Section 1814 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 2131) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: “For purposes of this section, the term ‘State’ includes American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands, and the term ‘citizen’ includes a national of the United States, as defined in section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(22)).”.

(b) Conforming amendment relating to procedures for replacement of statues.—Section 311 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001 (2 U.S.C. 2132) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(f) For purposes of this section—

“(1) the term ‘State’ includes American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands; and

“(2) in the case of the District of Columbia, the Council of the District of Columbia shall be treated as the legislature and the Mayor of the District of Columbia shall be treated as the Governor.”.


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