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  • EnactedSeptember 30th, 2010
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 28th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed December 7th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Natural Resources
      Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
    IntroducedOctober 27th, 2009

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Official Title

To clarify the availability of existing funds for political status education in the Territory of Guam, and for other purposes.


Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Interior may provide technical assistance to the government of Guam for public education regarding political status options only if those options are consistent with the U.S. Constitution. Amends the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 to deny: (1) the Northern Mariana Islands the 2011 increase in its minimum wage; and (2) American Samoa the 2010 and 2011 increase in its minimum wage. Directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess the impact of the minimum wage increases for the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa and report its findings to Congress by September 1, 2011. Requires the GAO to submit subsequent reports by April 1, 2013, and every two years thereafter until both territory's minimum wage meets the federal minimum wage.

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