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Dec 4, 2016

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - December 2, 2016

Rota students ornament Marianas tree • Bill increases FY2017 CW cap • Conservationists deliver sanctuary petition • Defense bill addresses buildup issues • NMI economy grew at 3.5% in 2015

Dec 4, 2016

Bill increases FY2017 CW cap

Tuesday, I introduced H.R. 6401, the Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act, to increase the number of CW permits for FY 2017 to 15,000, the same level as FY 2013.

Dec 4, 2016

Defense bill addresses buildup issues

Earlier today, the House overwhelmingly passed the Conference Report to Accompany S. 2943 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, keeping the Northern Mariana Islands-related provisions approved by the House in May:

Dec 4, 2016

Marianas economy grew at 3.5% in 2015

The Northern Mariana Islands economy grew at the rate of 3.5 percent in 2015.

Nov 29, 2016

Marianas economy grew at 3.5% in 2015

The Marianas economy grew at the rate of 3.5 percent in 2015, reflecting increased private sector construction and investment activity, government spending, and tourism. Congressman Sablan expressed optimism about the economy: “This is our fourth year of increased economic activity; and I look forward to continuing the federal spending and immigration policies that are major contributors to this growth.”

Nov 27, 2016

Kilili donates fruits to man’amko

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) came bearing bananas, apples, and assorted fruits to the Office on Aging yesterday as part of his annual donation to the islands’ man’amko—his eighth year in a row.

Nov 27, 2016

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving with our man'amko • Senate Committee passes post office naming bill • PSS Education Day

Nov 27, 2016

Senate Committee passes post office naming bill

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs passed H.R. 5889, my bill to rename the Chalan Kanoa Post Office in honor of Segundo T. Sablan and for our CNMI Fallen Military Heroes, during a markup held last week.

Nov 21, 2016

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - November 18, 2016

NMC receives $289,000 to serve AAPI students • I Love Saipan owners visit DC • Helping to provide food and shelter

Nov 20, 2016

NMC gets $289K to serve AAPI students

Northern Marianas College will receive $289,090 under the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions Program, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

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