16 U.S. Code § -

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As used in this part, the term “United States” shall include the District of Columbia and the terms “United States” and “States” may, to the extent practicable, include the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Source

(Pub. L. 88–29, § 4,May 28, 1963, 77 Stat. 50; Pub. L. 96–205, title VI, § 608(c),Mar. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 92.)
Amendments

1980—Pub. L. 96–205inserted references to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

For termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see note set out preceding section 1681 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.

 

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