AMERICAN SAMOA

AMERICAN SAMOA

Bills and resolutions

Bureau of the Census: conduct a mid-decade census of population for the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands (see H.R. 2773), H3841 [15MY]

Citizenship: waive certain requirements for naturalization for American Samoan U.S. nationals to become U.S. citizens (see H.R. 1208), H1583 [13FE] (see H.R. 3482), H5166 [25JN]

Commission on Civil Rights: establish advisory committees for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa (see H.R. 4068), H7467 [25JY]

Dept. of Agriculture: provide for participation of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (see S. 677), S1705 [6MR] (see H.R. 1576), H2504 [6MR]

Dept. of Education: establish a program that enables college-bound residents of certain territories to have greater choices among institutions of higher education by allowing students to pay in-State tuition in certain States (see H.R. 404), H358 [9JA] (see H.R. 2465), H3404 [1MY]

——— provide Individuals With Disabilities Education Act funding parity for certain territories known as ‘‘outlying areas’’ (see H.R. 2437), H3403 [1MY]

Dept. of the Interior: create dedicated funds to protect North American butterflies, Pacific Island plants, freshwater mussels, and Southwest desert fish (see H.R. 2918), H4118 [22MY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide for presumption of service connection for diseases associated with herbicide exposure for certain veterans who served in Guam, American Samoa, and Johnston Atoll (see H.R. 1713), H2715 [13MR]

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: exempt health insurance of residents of U.S. territories from annual fee on health insurance providers (see S. 19), S19 [3JA]

SBA: give small business contracting credit for certain small businesses located in U.S. territories (see H.R. 3428), H5037 [21JN]

SSI: extend to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa (see H.R. 947), H1349 [4FE]

Territories: authorize management of Federal submerged lands off of territories for offshore energy, establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, and provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation (see S. 499), S1382 [14FE] (see H.R. 1014), H1390 [6FE]

Remarks in House

Bureau of the Census: conduct a mid-decade census of population for the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands (H.R. 2773), E597 [15MY]

Dept. of Education: establish a program that enables college-bound residents of certain territories to have greater choices among institutions of higher education by allowing students to pay in-State tuition in certain States (H.R. 2465), E515 [1MY]

Food: nutritional assistance programs funding, H658 [16JA], H3700 [10MY]

House Rules: permit Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to Congress to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, H29, H30 [3JA]