- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
House Committee on Natural ResourcesFisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular AffairsEnergy and Mineral ResourcesPublic Lands and Environmental RegulationHouse Committee on Education and the WorkforceHigher Education and Workforce TrainingWorkforce ProtectionsHouse Committee on Financial ServicesHouse Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureCoast Guard and Maritime TransportationHouse Committee on Energy and CommerceEnergy and PowerIntroducedMay 23rd, 2013
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They can use their own funding for the turtles, and border extension. The border extension should be free, and the minimum wage should be a territory law, not national. Most notably, the energy thing shouldn't happen if it ruins the land, such as building power plants. These islands are beautiful and should remain untouched.
Let us stop having Congress dictate every minute law to the territories. Give the territories self-determination, as they are entitled to, and allow them to become states or independent nations. If they choose to remain as territories, at least give them representation as if they were state, home rule, and equal taxation responsibilities. Let us stop treating our territories like colonies -- we rebelled for the same.
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.