For purposes of this chapter, "State" includes the District of Columbia and the territories and possessions of the United States.
Historical and Revision Notes Revised SectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)22901 36:3913. Nov. 6, 1986, Pub. L. 99–604, §14, 100 Stat. 3448. The words "the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico" are omitted as included in "the territories and possessions of the United States".
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