News Releases

Jul 3, 2015

Appropriators fund Kagman Health Center

The House Appropriations Committee has approved my request for FY16 funding for community health centers, including the Kagman Health Center.

Jul 3, 2015

Rota National Park study beginning

“The people of Rota can be proud that they have cared for these areas so well,” was the reaction of NPS Superintendent Richardson, who was on Rota looking at ancient Chamorro sites that could one day be part of a Rota National Park.

Jul 3, 2015

Supporting efforts to stamp out PTSD

PTSD affects thousands of our nation’s veterans. Approximately 20 percent of veterans from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, 12 percent of those who served in Desert Storm, and 30 percent of Vietnam

Jul 3, 2015

Protecting the rights of all

During my years in Congress, I have cosponsored legislation amending the Higher Education Act to protect students—including LGBT students—from sexual violence and other forms of harassment.

Jul 3, 2015

$1 million for children with emotional disturbances

The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation is receiving $1 million that Congress provides to help children and teenagers with serious emotional disturbance and their families.

Jul 3, 2015

DOT announces $16,900 for traffic safety data improvements

The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has awarded a grant of $16,944.33 to the CNMI Department of Public Safety.

Jun 26, 2015

Fighting for increased technical assistance

The Northern Marianas and other U.S. insular areas would get $5 million more in technical assistance funding under an amendment I offered during House debate on the FY2016 Interior and Environment appropriation this week.

Jun 26, 2015

Geothermal explorations get green light

The Office of Insular Affairs gave the green light this week to the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation’s (CUC) plan to assess the geothermal resource development potential for Saipan.

Jun 26, 2015

House appropriators recommend expansion of financial services to territories

The House Appropriations Committee approved a request from myself and other members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus to extend certain financial services administered by the Treasury Department to the territories.

Jun 26, 2015

Paying tribute to brave Samoans exiled to Saipan

Last week, the NMI Humanities Council hosted a series of events to honor the ten Samoan chiefs and their families who were exiled to Saipan over 100 years ago

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