News Releases

Mar 12, 2017

Shark fin legislation introduced

The Northern Marianas, which enacted legislation in 2011, is a leader in the effort to prevent shark finning; and I continue that work at the national level.

Mar 9, 2017

Sablan takes aim at new health bill

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) has criticized the newly released Republican healthcare reform legislation for failing to include the U.S. insular areas. The congressman made his comments during mark up yesterday of three smaller healthcare bills in the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

Mar 9, 2017

Sablan wants insular areas included in Trump infrastructure plan

Insular areas must be included in the $1 trillion infrastructure plan that President Trump has promised, says Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan. The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing today on infrastructure in the insular areas and Indian county, which Sablan said will help establish the need for further federal investment in capital improvements.

Mar 5, 2017


Honoring the life of Mayor Aldan • Jose Castro admitted to Naval Academy Prep School • Thanks to Chairman Bishop • Island infrastructure hearing Thursday • WIC program proving effective • SaiShip celebrates 60 years • Submerged lands docs now available • BECQ reps in Washington

Mar 5, 2017

Kilili thanks US House Natural Resources Committee chairman

Returning from the congressional delegation led by Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah, recently, U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan said he “sent notes of thanks to everyone in the Marianas...

Mar 5, 2017

Island infrastructure hearing Thursday

The Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs of the House Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled an oversight hearing on “Improving and Expanding Infrastructure in Tribal and Insular Communities” for March 9.

Mar 5, 2017

Submerged lands docs now available

The patent for submerged lands around Uracas, Maug, and Asuncion Islands is now available online and at the public libraries on Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week.

Feb 26, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - February 24, 2017

First Veterans Resource Fairs held • Veteran online store coming in November • Do we want a Rota National Park? • CODEL Bishop visits the Marianas • CUC gets $5M for fuel storage repair

Feb 26, 2017

Hundreds turn out for Veterans Resource Fairs

More than 150 veterans, service men and women, and their family members, along with representatives from over 30 service providers, took part in our first-ever Northern Marianas Veterans Resource Fairs this week on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Feb 26, 2017

Veterans online store coming in November

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has announced that beginning November 11, 2017, they will be able to serve honorably discharged Veterans online through a lifelong exchange benefit.