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U.S. insular areas development strategy and better coordination among U.S. agencies are needed : report to the Secretary of the Interior

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in Washington, D.C, Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States -- Insular possessions.,
  • United States -- Territories and possessions.

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Other titlesUS insular areas., Development strategy and better coordination among U.S. agencies are needed.
StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18072073M

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Current commonwealths Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Of the current U.S. insular areas, the term was first used by Puerto Rico in as its formal name in English ("Commonwealth of Puerto Rico"). The formal name in Spanish for Puerto Rico is Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico ("Free Associated State of Puerto Rico"). The United States acquired the islands of Puerto Rico in after the. The larger insular areas have come under the sovereignty of the United States in various ways. Puerto Rico and Guam were ceded to the United States by treaty at the end of the Spanish-American War in The Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in Following the renunciation by Great Britain and Germany of their claims to what is now American Samoa and the cession by the Samoan. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the applicability of provisions of the Constitution to: (1) the five insular areas GAO previously reported on in ; and (2) nine insular areas on which GAO had not previously noted that: (1) no significant change has occurred since in the application of the Constitution to, and the legal status of, the five.   The U.S. insular areas of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), face long-standing economic, fiscal, and financial accountability challenges. GAO was requested to identify and report on the (1) economic challenges facing each government, including the effect of changing tax and trade laws on their .

: U.s. Insular Areas: Select Issues (American Political, Economic, and Security Issues) (): Lambert, Simon M.: BooksAuthor: Simon M. Lambert. The U.S. Insular Areas which include the Pacific and Caribbean Islands and Territories data are provided in zipped file by island group. The zipped file includes all the layers and supporting documentation related to each island group. Note the timestamp to determine if you have the most recent version. America Samoa (12/11/13). U.S. Insular Areas: Application of the U.S. Constitution From reader reviews: Carissa Ware: This book untitled U.S. Insular Areas: Application of the U.S. Constitution to be one of several books that will best seller in this year, honestly, that is because when you read this guide you can get a lot of benefit on it. Additional Physical Format: Online version: United States. General Accounting Office. U.S. insular areas. Washington, D.C.: The Office, (OCoLC)

U.S. insular areas: application of the U.S. Constitution: report to the Chairman, Committee on Resources, House of Representatives. This program allows the Insular Areas (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) to apply for two or more eligible State administered formula grant programs under one application, and to choose how to allocate funds among programs within the consolidated application.   Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "U.S. insular areas face serious economic and fiscal challenges and rely on federal funding to support their governments and deliver critical services. The Department of the Interior, through its Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), provides about $70 million in grants annually, including technical assistance. (a) Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico are also American territory but, because those insular possessions are outside the customs territory of the United States, goods imported therefrom are subject to the rates of duty set forth in column 1 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) except as otherwise provided in § or in part of this.