News Releases

Sep 1, 2015

Up to $6m. for recovery jobs now available

Up to 300 workers may get jobs helping with recovery using federal funds announced today. An initial $500,000 is available and could increase to $6,000,000 over the next 12 months. Read more here…

Aug 31, 2015

Answers to Your Questions: Can I appeal a FEMA decision?

If FEMA determines that you are not eligible for individual assistance, and you wish to appeal, you must do so in writing within 60 days.

Aug 31, 2015

Answers to Your Questions: Can I get relief from my federally backed loan?

Yes. If you have a loan through the USDA Rural Development program or the Northern Marianas Housing Corporation, you may qualify for a moratorium on repayment as a result of Typhoon Soudelor. Read more here…

Aug 31, 2015

Answers to Your Questions: Are there disaster jobs available?

Both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the CNMI are offering temporary jobs to help with the recovery effort and to provide help for those who lost income because of Typhoon Soudelor. Read more here…

Aug 31, 2015

Answers to Your Questions: How can I get food, if I did not register for NAP disaster assistance?

Registration for NAP disaster assistance was closed on August 26, but regular food stamps may still be available and there are other agencies that can help with food. Read more here…

Aug 31, 2015

Typhoon Soudelor — Update #34

FEMA has issued more information about temporary, full-time jobs available with FEMA to assist with typhoon recovery. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older. Read more here…

Aug 29, 2015

Typhoon Soudelor - Update #33

FEMA has announced temporary job opportunities for U.S. citizen, local hires and issued new guidelines on Individual Assistance. Read more here…

Aug 28, 2015

Typhoon Soudelor — Recovery continues

Once again this week we report on recovery efforts assisted or funded by the federal government. Each of our lives has been affected by the storm.

Aug 28, 2015

Establishing National Guard in NMI found feasible

Typhoon Soudelor demonstrates that the Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands could benefit from having a National Guard to call up in times of emergency. Understanding that need, in 2011 I introduced H.R. 2773 to establish a Northern Marianas National Guard.

Aug 28, 2015

Public Health gets $60,952 grant

The Commonwealth Department of Public Health was awarded $60,952 today. Congress authorized this Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

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