News Releases

May 22, 2015

Farmers can get Typhoon Dolphin help from USDA

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan says that farmers and ranchers, who suffered losses in Typhoon Dolphin, can look to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for help with recovery.

May 15, 2015

House passes Defense bill with NMI provisions, military pay increase

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 passed the House today, 269-151, with several provisions important to the Northern Mariana Islands:

May 15, 2015

Right decision to extend CJMT EIS comment period

Marine Corps Brigadier General David J. Furness notified me Wednesday of the decision to give the public an additional 60 days to respond to the U.S. military’s proposed expansion of activity on Tinian and Pagan.

May 15, 2015

NEPA gives public a voice to stand up to buildup

Republicans had their knives out for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at a Natural Resources Committee hearing this week. NEPA is often criticized for adding red tape and regulation.

May 15, 2015

Federal student loan interest rates to drop next school year

The current interest rate of 4.66 percent on federal student loans will drop for the 2015-2016 school year to 4.29 percent, it was announced this week.

May 15, 2015

$20,491 grant for Independent Living Programs

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has announced a grant of $20,491 for independent living programs in the Northern Mariana Islands.

May 15, 2015

MINA awarded $133,776 for coral reef projects

The Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance is receiving a federal grant of $133,776 to support three projects to protect our coral reefs.

May 15, 2015

$366,407 for solar power at Garapan Public Market

The Northern Mariana Islands Farmer’s Cooperative Association is the recipient of a federal grant to install a rooftop solar power system at the Garapan Public Market.

May 13, 2015

Kilili says extension of comment period right decision

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan said the decision, announced Wednesday, to extend the comment period for the draft environmental impact statement on the U.S. military’s proposed activities in the Northern Mariana Islands was the right thing to do.

May 13, 2015

Kilili: National Environmental Policy Act gives public a voice in building up proposals

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan submitted the following statement today in support of the National Environmental Policy Act process that is allowing hundreds of Commonwealth residents to voice their views on the CJMT EIS.