Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) said he’s confident that the federal government is trying its best to address the CW crisis in the CNMI...
In mourning over gun violence • Senate bill triggers $4.7 m. PSS increase • NMC visitors • Tribes, islands deserve more respect from feds • Guests at White House Picnic • Responding to the Zika threat • Typhoon readiness workshops begin • New intern: Stephanie Xiao
At the Capitol and in the Northern Marianas, flags were at half-staff this week in mourning for the 49 killed and scores wounded in Orlando, Florida — the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The new formula I included in the Every Student Succeeds Act in December increases federal help for elementary and high school students in the Northern Mariana Islands by almost $5 million, beginning in fiscal year 2017.
I have cosponsored a $1.9 billion special appropriation to fund President Obama’s action plan for the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause serious birth defects.
Congressional staff joined federal and local agencies for the Western Pacific Islands Typhoon Readiness and Planning Workshop on Saipan this week.
Working with the Governor on CW extension • Congratulations, Eagles! • 902 team backs pathway to permanent status for workers • Making the case for the Earned Income Tax Credit • Puerto Rico bill passes House • Marine veteran shares Iraq experience • $1.4 m. to offset electrical costs for low-income families • Calling for reduced greenhouse gas emissions • Honoring Muhammad Ali • $124,000 to protect sea turtles
Governor Ralph Torres and I made the rounds on Capitol Hill updating Members of Congress on the current economic growth in the NMI and how the demand for workers is running up against the limits set by federal immigration law.
Consultations between Governor Ralph Torres and President Barack Obama’s Special Representative Esther Kia’aina kicked off in Washington, DC last week.
The Earned Income Tax Credit provides up $6,269 to families earning below $53,505 annually and is widely agreed to help lift people out of poverty.