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house Bill H.R. 6401

Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed December 6th, 2016
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedNovember 29th, 2016

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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed December 6th, 2016
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedNovember 29th, 2016

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to House Natural Resources
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to House Judiciary
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
  • action
    Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6401.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    Received in the Senate.
    Yes. 115th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 339 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES January 31, 2017 Received February 1, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources AN ACT To amend Public Law 94–241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act”. SEC. 2. COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS: TRANSITIONAL WORKERS. Section 6 of Public Law 94–241 (48 U.S.C. 1806) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(6), by striking “$150” and inserting “$200”; and (2) in subsection (d)(2)— (A) by striking the period at the end of the first sentence and inserting “, except a permit for construction occupations (as that term is defined by the Department of Labor as Standard Occupational Classification Group 47–0000 or any successor provision) shall only be issued to extend a permit first issued before October 1, 2015.”; and (B) by striking the period at the end of the third sentence and inserting “, except that for fiscal year 2017 the number of permits issued shall not exceed 15,000.”. Passed the House of Representatives January 30, 2017.\
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