The Senate passed a before adjourning Wednesday that aims to address issues of U.S. territories.
Sen. Ron WydenRon WydenThe Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Overnight Regulation: Senate moves to strike Obama-era internet privacy rules Overnight Tech: Senate votes to eliminate Obama internet privacy rules | FCC chief wants to stay out of 'political debate' on fake news | Wikileaks reveals new CIA docs MORE (D-Ore.) is the lead sponsor of S. 1237, the Omnibus Territories Act. The Senate passed the measure through a unanimous consent agreement with an amendment from Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiElle honors 10 at annual 'Women in Washington' event Five takeaways from Labor pick’s confirmation hearing ObamaCare repeal faces last obstacle before House vote MORE (R-Alaska).
The bill also the Secretary of the Interior to establish an energy action plan for all U.S. territories, including American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.
It expands marine turtle conservation assistance under the Marine Turtle Conservation Act to include the United States and its territories, among several other things.
The bill now head to the House for further action.