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TERRITORIES ORIENTATION BRIEFING
4 - AUG 15
TERRITORIAL AND INSULAR AFFAIRS,
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman
JAMES A. HALEY, Florida
ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin
NICK BEGICH, Alaska
JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota
JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania,
SAM STEIGER, Arizona
SIDNEY L. MCFARLAND, Staff Director and Chief Clerk
LEWIS A. SIGLER, Counsel
CHARLES LEPPERT, Jr., Minority Counsel
JAMES A. HALEY ROY A. TAYLOR THOMAS S. FOLEY WILLIAM F. RYAN PATSY T. MINK
BILL D. BURLISON
TERRITORIAL AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR.
JOSEPH P. VIGORITO
PHILLIP BURTON, Chairman
DON H. CLAUSEN
WILLIAM G. THOMAS, Consultant on Territorial and Insular Affairs
The chairman, Hon. Wayne N. Aspinall, and the ranking minority member, Hon. John P. Saylor, are ex officio members of this subcommittee.
Erb, Richard L., president, Virgin Islands Hotel Association__
Agreement between the government of the Virgin Islands and the Harvey Alumina Virgin Islands, Inc., dated January 1, 1962____ Government of the Virgin Islands-Summary of selected data on grants of tax exemption and subsidy and subsidies paid by fiscal years (table).
Hess Oil Co., Submerged Lands permit No. 3
Amendment No. 1 to Submerged Lands Permit No. 3..
U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Territories, major areas of
BRIEFING SESSION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
ON TERRITORIAL PROBLEMS
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1971
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON TERRITORIAL AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS,
The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:57 a.m., in room 1324, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Phillip Burton (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Mr. BURTON. We will call the Subcommittee on Territorial and Insular Affairs meeting to order. We would like to welcome the Department of Interior representatives who are here today to brief the members of the subcommittee.
We would like to welcome our distinguished chairman, Mr. Aspinall, and congratulate our distinguished colleague from Puerto Rico, Jorge Córdova, on his birthday. Thank you.
Commissioner, would you care to brief us on some of the highlights of your personal career? It's been so long and you still look so young.
Mr. CÓRDOVA. I note that we are considering among other things, the variety of types of status of different territories. My political career has been devoted almost entirely to the problem of status in Puerto Rico, and it is the reason I am here as the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, that I am in politics. It is a real issue in Puerto Rico, in spite of the fact that we have obtained, after a number of years, a considerable degree of autonomy, self-government, greater, certainly than any territory achieved on its way to statehood.
I have been, before entering politics, a lawyer and, for a few years, a judge in Puerto Rico. I also dabbled in teaching law. It is a difficult thing to try to teach law and also practice it at the same time. Well, that about sums it up briefly and brings me up to date. Mr. BURTON. We are delighted to share this occasion with you.
Mr. ASPINALL. May the record show that our colleague from Puerto Rico has never been content with the status quo. He has always been one to march forward.
Mr. CORDOVA. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. You are quite correct. Mr. BURTON. Mr. Harrison Loesch, the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Interior.
Mr. Loesch, would you and Mrs. Farrington come forward. Please proceed.