News Releases

Feb 26, 2017

Do we want a Rota National Park?

Following up on the request of the Rota Legislative Delegation to consider the possibility of a Rota National Park to preserve ancient Chamorro sites, the National Park Service held listening sessions on Rota and Saipan.

Feb 26, 2017

CODEL Bishop visits the Marianas

A delegation, led by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), included the Marianas as part of our Pacific tour during the congressional recess.

Feb 26, 2017

CUC gets $5M for fuel storage repair

An award of $5 million in federal funding will help the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation repair fuel storage tanks at the Saipan power plant and meet health and safety requirements related to oil spill prevention, preparedness and...

Feb 19, 2017

Kilili to have leading role in HELP

Delegate Gregorio Kilili Sablan (Ind-MP) has earned a leading role in the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee as the second most senior member from the minority of the congressional group.

Feb 19, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - February 17, 2017

Veterans Resource Fair starts Wednesday • WINGMAN Act would speed vets cases • Rear Admiral Chatfield consults • Fighting for workers at Labor hearing • Elmo helps launch Congressional Pre-K Caucus • GAO to look at CNMI debt • RMI Ambassador Zackios visits • Aspiring doctor shares healthcare plans • Meeting with AAPI Health Care Advocates

Feb 19, 2017

WINGMAN Act would speed vets cases

The Veterans Benefits Administration has no permanent personnel in the Northern Marianas and the occasional 6-hour visit from VBA staff from Guam or Honolulu is not enough to meet the needs of veterans seeking assistance with their claim.

Feb 19, 2017

Fighting for workers at Labor hearing

I advocated for improved wages and stood up for the rights of workers at my first hearing as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.

Feb 19, 2017

GAO to look at CNMI debt

The Government Accountability Office has begun reviewing public debt in the Northern Mariana Islands and other U.S. insular areas.

Feb 12, 2017

Kilili appointed to Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) has been appointed to serve on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, it was announced this week. Veterans’ Affairs will be Sablan’s third committee, which required a special waiver from the usual two-committee limit for members of the Democratic caucus.

Feb 12, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - February 10, 2017

First time ever: CODEL to visit Rota • Veterans Resource Fair • Marianas gets seat on vets committee • Opportunities – Federal grants, jobs for/in the Marianas • Highlights in the legislative program

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