News Releases

Apr 17, 2015

Indigenous representation, fees to CNMI treasury highlight fishing bill

Wednesday, I introduced legislation fine-tuning fisheries policies nationwide. The Fishing Economy Improvement Act, H.R. 1826, also gives indigenous people a greater role in fisheries management

Apr 17, 2015

Banking bill passes, ensuring deposits quickly available

When people in the Northern Marianas deposit a check, they should have access to their money as quickly as Americans in Hawai’i, Alaska and other U.S. areas outside the 48 contiguous states.

Apr 17, 2015

Northern Mariana Islanders now eligible for National Park Service contest

When the National Park Service announced the celebration of the 100th anniversary of America’s National Parks earlier this month it included a contest for all Americans to share their Park experiences

Apr 17, 2015

$26,860 more for Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety Grants

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced this week an award of $26,860 to the Commonwealth’s Department of Public Safety.

Apr 16, 2015

Kilili bill supports indigenous fishing, puts fees in CNMI treasury

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives today fine-tuning national fisheries policies. Sablan’s Fishing Economy Improvement Act proposes a greater role for indigenous people in the management of fisheries and provides for certain fishing fees to go directly into the Commonwealth treasury.

Apr 13, 2015

Kilili supports banking law ensuring deposits are quickly available

When people in the Northern Marianas deposit a check, they should have access to their money as quickly as Americans in Hawai’i, Alaska and other U.S. areas outside the 48 contiguous states.

Apr 10, 2015

TA grant will assist Commonwealth respond to military EIS

The Department of the Interior has announced a technical assistance grant of $250,000 to the Commonwealth’s Office of the Governor to hire environmental experts to review the CNMI Joint Military Training Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Apr 10, 2015

SNAP feasibility study nears completion

Six years of work to bring the full benefit of the national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, to hungry families in the Northern Mariana Islands is nearing another milestone.

Apr 10, 2015

50 years later work remains to lift federal education funding

With reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act near the top of the congressional agenda, it’s fitting to note that tomorrow, April 11, is the 50th anniversary of the law.

Apr 10, 2015

New report highlights population trends in the Northern Marianas

The U.S. Census Bureau has released Recent Population Trends for the U.S. Island Areas: 2000 to 2010. The report looks at demographic trends including migration, fertility rates, race and ethnicity, age, and sex,

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