Federal Legislation

This page will profile selected legislation and issues at the Federal Level, which have an impact on economic development in Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the State of Hawaii.

Compact Impact Aid
S. 1391, relating to Medicaid Eligibility for Citizens from the Freely Associated States living in the United States
H.R. 2982, relating to Medicaid Eligibility for Citizens from the Freely Associated States living in the United States
H.R. 4761, the Compact Impact Relief Act

 

Travel/Tourism
H.R. 1851, the Modernizing Travel to the Marianas Act

 

Labor and Workforce Development
P.L. 115-53, the Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act
H.R. 2964, relating to Federal Minimum Wage Laws in American Samoa
H.R. 3021, relating to Federal Minimum Wage Laws in American Samoa
H.R. 4869, the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act
S. 2326, the Northern Mariana Islands Workforce Act
H.R. 5956 – the Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018

 

Fishing Industry
H.R. 5269, the STAR Fishing Act

 

Transportation
H.R. 276, relating to Reliable Air Transportation Services in American Samoa
H.R. 4836, relating to Essential Air Service in Hawaii and Alaska
S. 1244, the Keeping our Commitment to Essential Air Service Act

 

Agriculture
S. 2479, relating to Agricultural Research Facilities
S. 541, relating to the Macadamia Tree Industry
H.R. 1402, relating to the Macadamia Tree industry
H.R. 5066, relating to the Tropical Floriculture Industry

 

Higher Education
S. 1256, the Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act
S. 1270, the STEM Opportunities Act
S. 2598, the Debt-Free College Act

 

Shipyard Industry
S. 250, relating to the Public Shipyard Industry