News Releases

Jun 23, 2016

Kilili: No easy answer on CW crisis

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) said he’s confident that the federal government is trying its best to address the CW crisis in the CNMI...

Jun 19, 2016

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - June 17, 2016

In mourning over gun violence • Senate bill triggers $4.7 m. PSS increase • NMC visitors • Tribes, islands deserve more respect from feds • Guests at White House Picnic • Responding to the Zika threat • Typhoon readiness workshops begin • New intern: Stephanie Xiao

Jun 19, 2016

In mourning over gun violence

At the Capitol and in the Northern Marianas, flags were at half-staff this week in mourning for the 49 killed and scores wounded in Orlando, Florida — the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Jun 19, 2016

Senate bill triggers $4.7 m. PSS increase

The new formula I included in the Every Student Succeeds Act in December increases federal help for elementary and high school students in the Northern Mariana Islands by almost $5 million, beginning in fiscal year 2017.

Jun 19, 2016

Responding to the Zika threat

I have cosponsored a $1.9 billion special appropriation to fund President Obama’s action plan for the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause serious birth defects.

Jun 19, 2016

Typhoon readiness workshops begin

Congressional staff joined federal and local agencies for the Western Pacific Islands Typhoon Readiness and Planning Workshop on Saipan this week.

Jun 12, 2016

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - June 10, 2016

Working with the Governor on CW extension • Congratulations, Eagles! • 902 team backs pathway to permanent status for workers • Making the case for the Earned Income Tax Credit • Puerto Rico bill passes House • Marine veteran shares Iraq experience • $1.4 m. to offset electrical costs for low-income families • Calling for reduced greenhouse gas emissions • Honoring Muhammad Ali • $124,000 to protect sea turtles

Jun 12, 2016

Working with the Governor on CW extension

Governor Ralph Torres and I made the rounds on Capitol Hill updating Members of Congress on the current economic growth in the NMI and how the demand for workers is running up against the limits set by federal immigration law.

Jun 12, 2016

902 team backs pathway to permanent status for workers

Consultations between Governor Ralph Torres and President Barack Obama’s Special Representative Esther Kia’aina kicked off in Washington, DC last week.

Jun 12, 2016

Making the case for the Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit provides up $6,269 to families earning below $53,505 annually and is widely agreed to help lift people out of poverty.

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