Bill Sponsor
House Bill 6062
118th Congress(2023-2024)
To restore the ability of the people of American Samoa to approve amendments to the territorial constitution based on majority rule in a democratic act of self-determination, as authorized pursuant to an Act of Congress delegating administration of Federal territorial law in the territory to the President, and to the Secretary of the Interior under Executive Order 10264, dated June 29, 1951, under which the Constitution of American Samoa was approved and may be amended without requirement for further congressional action, subject to the authority of Congress under the Territorial Clause in article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the United States Constitution.
Active
Active
Passed House on Jul 8, 2024
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 25, 2023
Latest Action
Jul 9, 2024
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
6062
Congress
118
Policy Area
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Primary focus of measure is natural areas (including wilderness); lands under government jurisdiction; land use practices and policies; parks, monuments, and historic sites; fisheries and marine resources; mining and minerals. Measures concerning energy supplies and production may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Republican
American Samoa
Democrat
Northern Mariana Islands
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on July 8, 2024
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4468)
Summary

This bill repeals the statute that prevents the people of American Samoa from approving amendments or modifications to the constitution of that territory. (Under that statute, an act of Congress is required for such an amendment or modification.)

Text (3)
July 8, 2024
June 27, 2024
October 25, 2023
Actions (16)
07/09/2024
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
07/08/2024
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/08/2024
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4468)
07/08/2024
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4468)
07/08/2024
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6062.
07/08/2024
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4467-4468)
07/08/2024
Mr. Westerman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
06/27/2024
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 466.
06/27/2024
Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 118-564.
05/07/2024
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
05/07/2024
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held
05/07/2024
Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs Discharged
01/18/2024
Subcommittee Hearings Held
01/17/2024
Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs.
10/25/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
10/25/2023
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Jul 11, 2024 5:43:50 PM