News Releases

Mar 20, 2015

Tinian office reopens full-time

Residents of Tinian have full-time access to their congressional office again. Mr. Edward Hofschneider has been hired as the Tinian Field Representative/Caseworker ...

Mar 20, 2015

Subcommittee looks at President’s budget for Insular Affairs

The Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs, examined President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget proposal for the Interior Department’s Office of Insular Affairs this week.

Mar 20, 2015

Promoting job training assistance for the Northern Marianas

The House Education and the Workforce Committee took testimony from Labor Secretary Thomas Perez this week on the fiscal year 2016 budget proposal for his department.

Mar 13, 2015

Tanapag, Marpi among Army Corps cleanup sites

$2.5 million has been allotted for the cleanup of three formerly used defense sites in the Northern Mariana Islands this year.

Mar 13, 2015

FCC releases net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission released its Open Internet Order this week. I support the FCC’s decision to ensure continued equal access to the internet for all users.

Mar 13, 2015

$319,706 grants for NMI traffic safety programs

The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced grant awards for the Northern Marianas Department of Public Safety to enhance traffic safety programs in the Northern Mariana Islands:

Mar 13, 2015

Deadline nears for 2015 Congressional Art Competition

Just another friendly reminder that the 2015 Congressional Art Competition deadline is Friday, April 10.

Mar 6, 2015

DOI budget includes funding for Rota National Park study

On Thursday, the House Natural Resources Committee held its oversight hearing on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal for the Department of the Interior. The President included funding for the Rota National Park study, which was only just approved last December, in the National Defense Authorization Act.

Mar 6, 2015

Homeland Security funded

We have been reporting on the threat to national security, the wages of Homeland Security Department employees, and grants to the Commonwealth because of gridlock in Congress, but the threat lifted this week.

Mar 6, 2015

$12.6 million released for environmental infrastructure

The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs released $12.6 million of CNMI Covenant Funds on Thursday to complete two projects important to protecting the environment.

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