State of the U.S. Territories, Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 26, 2019 [open pdf - 9MB]
This is the February 26, 2019 hearing on "The State of the U.S. Territories," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Lisa Murkowski: "I think it is fair to say that Congress does not always acknowledge the contributions that the territories make to our nation. But from high participation rates in our Armed Forces, the distinct culture of the islands and their geographical importance, the territories are clearly, clearly, an integral part of the United States. I would note that each of the territories has had at least one major disaster declared by the President in the past two years. [...] Of course, disaster relief is not the only area of concern. From workforce issues to healthcare and tax treatment, I think we have plenty to talk about this morning." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ricardo Rossello, Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, Albert Bryan, Jr., and Ralph DLG. Torres.
S. Hrg. 116-245; Senate Hearing 116-245
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