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H.R. 8250, H.R. 8322, and H.R. 11775
GOVERNOR OF GUAM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
TO AMEND THE ORGANIC ACT OF GUAM TO PROVIDE
OF GUAM BY DISTRICTS
TO AMEND THE ORGANIC ACT OF GUAM IN ORDER TO
MARCH 7, 8, AND 29, AND APRIL 19, 20, AND 27, 1966
Serial No. 89-26
Printed for the use of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1966
COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York
JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania WALTER ROGERS, Texas
E. Y. BERRY, South Dakota JAMES A. HALEY, Florida
CRAIG HOSMER, California ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma
JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas WALTER S. BARING, Nevada
CHARLOTTE T. REID, Illinois RALPH J. RIVERS, A laska
LAURENCE J. BURTON, Utah ROY A. TAYLOR, North Carolina
ROGERS C. B. MORTON, Maryland HAROLD T.JOHNSON, California
WENDELL WYATT, Oregon HUGH L. CAREY, New York
GEORGE V. HANSEN, Idaho MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona
ED REINECKE, California COMPTON I. WHITE, JR., Idaho
THEODORE R. KUPFERMAN, New York PHILLIP BURTON, California DAVID S. KING, Utah WALTER H. MOELLER, Ohio JOHN V. TUNNEY, California JONATHAN B. BINGHAM, New York THOMAS S. FOLEY, Washington N. NEIMAN CRALEY, JR., Pennsylvania JOHN A. RACE, Wisconsin RICHARD WHITE, Texas TENO RONCALIO, Wyoming SANTIAGO POLANCO-ABREU, Puerto Rico (Resident Commissioner)
SIDNEY L. MCFARLAND, Professional Staff Director
T. RICHARD WITMER, Counsel
SUBCOMMITTEE ON TERRITORIAL AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York, Chairman WALTER ROGERS, Texas
JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania JAMES A. HALEY, Florida
CHARLOTTE T. REID, Illinois RALPH J. RIVERS, Alaska
E. Y. BERRY, South Dakota ROY A. TAYLOR, North Carolina
LAURENCE J. BURTON, Utah HUGH L. CAREY, New York
ROGERS C. B. MORTON, Maryland
JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas
DR. JOHN L. TAYLOR, Consultant on Territorial Affairs
Morning session on H.R. 11775.-
Won Pat, Hon. A. B., Guam's Washington Representative, and Hon.
Carlos Taitano, Speaker of the Eighth Guam Legislature, to Hon.
Anderson, C. D., president, Guam Chamber of Commerce, to Rep. Page
Remarks from pages 8069 through 8073 of the Congressional Record
with reference to the various bills on Guam and the Virgin Islands.- 130
House Report 1520—Providing for the popular election of the Gov-
TO PROVIDE FOR THE POPULAR ELECTION OF THE
GOVERNOR OF GUAM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 1966
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:45 a.m., in room 1324, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Leo W. O'Brien (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Present: Mr. O'Brien (presiding), Aspinall, Haley, Rivers, Taylor, Saylor, Burton of Utah, and Skubitz.
Mr. O'BRIEN. The Subcommittee on Territorial and Insular Affairs will be in order for consideration of hearing on H.R. 8250, by Mr. O'Brien, H.R. 8322, by Mr. Matsunaga, and H.R. 11775, by Mr. O'Brien, to provide for the popular election of the Governor of Guam, and for other purposes.
The first two bills were superseded by H.R. 11775, which was introduced as the result of an executive communication, a copy of which is attached and will be made a part of the record at this point.
(A copy of H.R. 8250, H.R. 8322, H.R. 11775, and the executive communication, follow:)
H.R. 8250, 89th Cong., 1st sess.] A BILL To provide for the popular election of the Governor of Guam, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 6 of the Organic Act of Guam (64 Stat. 384, 386; 48 U.S.C. 1422), is amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 6. The executive power of Guam shall be vested in an executive officer whose official title shall be the 'Governor of Guam.' At the general election in 1966, the Governor shall be elected by the people of Guam who are qualified to vote for the members of the Legislature of Guam. The general election for Governor shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in 1966, and every fourth year thereafter. The nomination of candidates and the conduct of the election shall be governed by the laws of Guam. The Governor shall hold office for a term of four years and until his successor is elected and qualified, unless sooner removed by the President for cause. Such term shall commence on the first day of January following the date of the election. No person shall be eligible for election as Governor unless at the time of the election he is at least thirty years of age, is able to read and write the English language, and could also qualify for election as a member of the Legislature of Guam. The Governor shall maintain his official residence in Guam during his incumbency. He shall have general supervision and control of all the departments, bureaus, agencies, and other instrumentalities of the executive branch of the government of Guam. He may grant pardons and reprieves and remit fines and forfeitures for offenses against the local laws, and may grant respites for all offenses against the laws of the United States applicable in Guam until the decision of the President can be ascertained. He may veto any legislation as provided in this Act.
He shall appoint all officers and employees of the executive branch of the government of Guam, except as otherwise provided in this or any other Act of Congress, and