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H.R. 559: Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act

To amend section 6 of the Joint Resolution entitled "A Joint Resolution to approve the Covenant To Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, and for other purposes".

Sponsor and status

Gregorio Sablan

Sponsor. Representative for the Northern Mariana Islands. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Jan 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 25, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 25, 2019.

Pub.L. 116-24

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Apply for long-term resident status
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] (Sponsor) on Jun 30, 2020

My Votes – Week of June 3
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on Jun 7, 2019

the daily leader: monday, june 3, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jun 2, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 559 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 560: Northern Mariana Islands Residents Relief Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 26, 2020. 92% incorporated. (compare text)


Jan 15, 2019

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Jun 3, 2019
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 20, 2019
Passed Senate

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.

Jun 25, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 559 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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