About the bill
H.R. 5956 increases the percentage of United States workers in the total workforce of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), while maintaining the minimum number of non-U.S. workers to meet the demands of the CNMI’s economy; encourages the hiring of U.S. workers into the CNMI workforce; and ensures that no U.S. worker is at a competitive disadvantage compared to a non-U.S. worker or is displaced by a non-U.S. worker.
In accordance with the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-229), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services must annually reduce the number of Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) transitional worker (CW) permits to reach zero by the end of calendar year 2019. Since 2013, demand for ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 2, 2018
Length: 9 pages
What legislators are saying
“Kilili: Invest in US workers (FUTURE OF CNMI WORKFORCE 2/3)”
— Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 4, 2018
“Kilili bill pushes CNMI-only status for legacy workers”
— Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 30, 2018
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 2325: Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act
Passed Senate (House next) on Apr 23, 2018. 100% incorporated. (compare text)
Apr 23, 2018
Identical Bill — Passed Senate (House next)
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2325 (115th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.R. 5956 (115th).
May 24, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 5, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Jun 28, 2018
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Jul 24, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 5956 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5956. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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