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Legislative Hearing on P.L. 110-229, H.R. 1466 and H.R. 44
Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:00 AM
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, OCEANS AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, July 14, 2011
10:00 a.m.





LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • P.L. 110-229, To authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the Department of Energy, to implement further the Act approving the Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, to amend the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003, and for other purposes. "Consolidated Natural Resources Act."
  • H.R. 1466 (Sablan), To resolve the status of certain persons legally residing in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under the immigration laws of the United States.
  • H.R. 44 (Bordallo), Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act.

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable John Fleming (Panel I)
Chairman

The Honorable Jeff Landry (Panel II)
Subcommittee Member

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

The Honorable Benígno Repeki Fitial
Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

The Honorable Eddie Baza Calvo
Governor of Guam

David Gootnik
Director
International Affairs and Trade
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Kelly Ryan
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Border Security
Office of Policy
Department of Homeland Security

Nik Pula
Director
Office of Insular Affairs
Department of the Interior

Marian Aldan-Pierce
President
Duty-Free Shops Saipan Limited
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Hazel Doctor
CNMI resident
on H.R. 1466
(via video conference)
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel II (H.R. 44)

The Honorable Eddie Baza Calvo
Governor of Guam

Nik Pula
Director
Office of Insular Affairs
Department of the Interior

Mauricio Tamargo
Former Chairman
Guam War Claims Review Commission
Former Chairman
United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

Brig. Gen. V.G. Ben Blaz, USMC (Ret)
Former Member of Congress

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