Federal Policies Regarding the U.S. Insular Areas: Oversight Hearing Before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session ... Hearing Held in Washington, DC, April 10, 1986
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989 - 434 páginas
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Página 137 - Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America...
Página 87 - The previous status of Puerto Rico was that of a territory subject to the full authority of the Congress of the United States in all governmental matters. The previous constitution of Puerto Rico was in fact a law of the Congress of the United States, which we called an Organic Act. Congress only could amend the Organic Act of Puerto Rico. The present status of Puerto Rico is that of a people with a constitution of their own adoption, stemming from their own authority, which only they can alter or...
Página 231 - The idea that this country may acquire territories anywhere upon the earth, by conquest or treaty, and hold them as mere colonies or provinces — the people inhabiting them to enjoy only such rights as Congress chooses to accord them, is wholly inconsistent with the spirit and genius, as well as with the words, of the constitution.
Página 92 - That, fully recognizing the principle of government by consent, this Act is now adopted in the nature of a compact so that the people of Puerto Rico may organize a government pursuant to a constitution of their own adoption.
Página 117 - The Government of the United States will assist the Government of the Northern Mariana Islands in its efforts to achieve a progressively higher standard of living for its people as part of the American economic community and to develop the economic resources needed to meet the financial responsibilities of local self-government.
Página 276 - Samoa, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau (until such time as the Compact of Free Association is ratified).
Página 60 - Without objection, that statement will be made part of the record. [The statement of Mr.
Página 162 - the political inferiority inherent in Puerto Rico's present status is an insult to the national decorum of the United States and to the dignity of the people of Puerto Rico.
Página 31 - Whereas plans for the orderly transfer of administrative responsibility for the island of Guam from the Secretary of the Navy to the Secretary of the Interior...