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)50101 36:3713. Dec. 9, 1985, Pub. L. 99–172, §14, 99 Stat. 1022. The words "the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands" are omitted as included in "the territories and possessions of the United States".
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