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H.R. 1422: To permit each of the territories of the United States to provide and furnish statues honoring their citizens for placement in Statuary Hall in the same manner as statues honoring citizens of the States are provided for placement in Statuary Hall.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1422

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 26, 2021

(for herself and Mr. San Nicolas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To permit each of the territories of the United States to provide and furnish statues honoring their citizens for placement in Statuary Hall in the same manner as statues honoring citizens of the States are provided for placement in Statuary Hall.

1.

Placement of statues of citizens of territories of the United States in Statuary Hall

(a)

In general

Section 1814 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 2131) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: For purposes of this section, the term State includes American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands, and the term citizen includes a national of the United States, as defined in section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(22))..

(b)

Conforming amendment relating to procedures for replacement of statues

Section 311 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001 (2 U.S.C. 2132) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(f)

For purposes of this section, the term State includes American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.

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