News Releases

Jul 24, 2015

Older Americans Act is 50 years old...

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act this month, we are reminded to reach out and thank our seniors for their contributions to our islands and nation.

Jul 24, 2015

...and the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25

This Sunday we mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that was enacted with bipartisan support to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life

Jul 24, 2015

Foxx-Messer-Sablan Act helps students select college

Along with Education and the Workforce Committee Members Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Luke Messer (R-IN), I introduced legislation this week to help college students and their families

Jul 24, 2015

Telecom update: Feds issue permit, repair ship arrives

Your congressional office continues to monitor federal agency response to the disruption of telecommunications services caused by the damaged undersea fiber optic cable.

Jul 24, 2015

Iran deal is a better alternative than war

The people of the Northern Mariana Islands understand the danger when hostile nations obtain nuclear weapons. We live in the shadow of North Korea’s nuclear arms.

Jul 17, 2015

Update: NMI telecom in limited operation; cable repairs begin soon

Your congressional office continues to work with federal agencies to monitor response to the telecommunication outage in the Northern Mariana Islands caused by a break in the undersea fiber optic cable last week.

Jul 17, 2015

Appropriators approve $12.148 million for NMI food stamps

The House Appropriations Committee approved fiscal year 2016 funding for the Agriculture Department this week, including $12.148 million for the Northern Marianas Nutrition Assistance Program.

Jul 17, 2015

Senate passes ESEA rewrite, expands opportunities for NMI students

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, passed by the Senate this week, makes the Northern Mariana Islands eligible for Early Learning Alignment and Improvement grants.

Jul 17, 2015

House passes another short-term patch for highway programs

With federal highway and other surface transportation programs set to expire on July 31, the House passed yet another extension of the Highway Trust Fund this week.

Jul 17, 2015

BECQ awarded $1.9 million for environmental protection

As its share of funds that Congress provides each year to protect our environment, the Commonwealth’s Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, was awarded $1,909,028 this week.

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