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H.R. 560: Northern Mariana Islands Legal Residents Relief Act of 2021

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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''.

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Sponsor and status

Gregorio Sablan

Sponsor. Representative for the Northern Mariana Islands. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2022
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 28, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 28, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Mar 11, 2022 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.


6 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 1 Republican)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - March 11, 2022
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] (Sponsor) on Mar 14, 2022

the daily leader: tuesday, march 15, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Mar 14, 2022

the weekly leader: friday, march 11, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Mar 12, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 560 will be negligible.


Jan 28, 2021

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Mar 11, 2022
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Mar 11, 2022
Text Published

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H.R. 560 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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