News Releases

Apr 25, 2016

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - April 22, 2016

Good luck, Aeronautical Dolphins! • NMI provisions included in Defense authorization bill • Speaker, CHC meet to discuss Puerto Rico debt crisis • Getting to the bottom of the Saipan water crisis • CAPAC meets with consumer financial protection chief • NMI awarded $75,000 for conservation and recreation

Apr 24, 2016

NMI provisions included in Defense authorization bill

Restrictions on the build-up and other Northern Mariana Islands-related provisions are part of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act marked up this week by the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Readiness.

Apr 24, 2016

Getting to the bottom of the Saipan water crisis

Recently obtained data from the CNMI Bureau of Coastal and Environmental Quality confirm what people on Saipan are saying: water service is getting worse.

Apr 24, 2016

NMI awarded $75,000 for conservation and recreation projects

Congress has provided that part of the money paid for offshore oil and gas leases be distributed to states and insular areas through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Apr 21, 2016

We do have a water crisis—but lack of federal money is not the problem

Newly released data prove what CUC customers already know: Water service on Saipan is getting worse, not better.

Apr 18, 2016

Last Week to Apply for CHCI's Fall Congressional Internship Program

Pacific Islanders of the Marianas can also claim Hispanic heritage. And the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute welcomes applications from full-time college undergraduate students from the Marianas interested in participating in the 2016 Fall Congressional Internship Program. Selected individuals receive air transportation to Washington, a stipend, free housing, and academic credit, along with a first-hand learning experience working for a member of Congress.

Apr 18, 2016

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - April 15, 2016

Better veterans outreach request included in VA funding bill • Briefing USCIS Director Rodriguez on CW talks • Commonwealth receives $4.6 m in CIP funds • Covenant protections added to Puerto Rico crisis bill • Celebrating Library week • Updates from CNMI Labor Secretary, Homeland Security • Women deserve equal pay

Apr 17, 2016

Kilili: NMI protected from oversight board

U.S. Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan said Saturday that a U.S. House of Representatives bill aimed to provide financial oversight board to Puerto Rico has been redrafted with language specifically to prevent the bill...

Apr 17, 2016

Better veterans outreach request included in VA funding bill; $9 million for Tinian land lease

Language I requested, to increase outreach to veterans in underserved areas such as the Marianas, was agreed for inclusion in the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill.

Apr 17, 2016

Commonwealth receives $4.6 m in CIP funds

Congress appropriates funding each year for infrastructure and emergency needs in the Northern Mariana Islands. This week, $4.6 million from the fiscal year 2016 appropriation was announced for capital improvement projects

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