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house Bill H.R. 2200

Island Hopping: The U.S. Territories Omnibus Bill (House Version)

Argument in favor

Turtle conservation and energy efficiency both get some love.

dilpickle's Opinion
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07/20/2016
Grant all territories independence and give them full sovereignty
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Michael's Opinion
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02/20/2017
I do not agree with the interference with the Island territories and blocking minimum wages but there is some positive in the legislation. The right thing to skis give the territories statehood or the same level of autonomy as a state has.
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Vanguard's Opinion
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12/16/2017
This bill would expand turtle conservation areas, which helps protect sea turtles, which most populations are relatively endangered, and establishes an energy plan, which will help start getting these islands more electrical power and this could allow them to use technology to develop themselves more and improve their people's education. The expansion of the Northern Mariana Island's territory could be beneficial to them in terms of giving them access to more resources. So for the most part, I would argue that this bill is pretty beneficial to them.
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Argument opposed

No war reparations for survivors of the Japanese occupation of Guam.

Tim's Opinion
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03/14/2016
I vote no because it holds back a minimum wage increase for NMI. If they want one, they should have it.
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John.Hancock's Opinion
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03/13/2016
No real reason to spend that kind of taxpayers money with no real benefit. Most of this bill could be done without spending Millions.
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Jenne's Opinion
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01/17/2017
Preventing minimum wage increases for the benefit of turtles? No thanks. My nay could become a yea with that amendment to the omnibus bill.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Higher Education and Workforce Investment
      Committee on Financial Services
      Workforce Protections
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Energy
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Energy and Mineral Resources
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
    IntroducedMay 23rd, 2013
    I vote no because it holds back a minimum wage increase for NMI. If they want one, they should have it.
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    No real reason to spend that kind of taxpayers money with no real benefit. Most of this bill could be done without spending Millions.
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    Grant all territories independence and give them full sovereignty
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    Preventing minimum wage increases for the benefit of turtles? No thanks. My nay could become a yea with that amendment to the omnibus bill.
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    I do not agree with the interference with the Island territories and blocking minimum wages but there is some positive in the legislation. The right thing to skis give the territories statehood or the same level of autonomy as a state has.
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    Shorts/Shirt/Flip Flops With Flower Design. Pinocoladia All Day. No Distractions Night Walks On Thee Beach. Sounds Wonderful. So Long TAXPAYERS Are NOT Flipping Thee BILL.
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    Sensible
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    This bill would expand turtle conservation areas, which helps protect sea turtles, which most populations are relatively endangered, and establishes an energy plan, which will help start getting these islands more electrical power and this could allow them to use technology to develop themselves more and improve their people's education. The expansion of the Northern Mariana Island's territory could be beneficial to them in terms of giving them access to more resources. So for the most part, I would argue that this bill is pretty beneficial to them.
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