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 Labor: include Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa as part of a nationwide system of public employment offices, known as the Employment Service (see H.R. 4743), H8258 [18OC]

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]

——— recognize importance of supporting equal rights of citizens, acknowledge that Supreme Court decisions in Insular Cases rest on racist and imperialist assumptions, and reject application of such cases (see H. Res. 641), H8259 [18OC]

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]

Dept. of Labor: include Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa as part of a nationwide system of public employment offices, known as the Employment Service (H.R. 4743), E1303 [18OC]

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]

Reports filed

Offshore Wind for Territories Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 1014) (H. Rept. 116–230), H8110 [11OC]