News Releases

May 7, 2017

DoD funds Tinian harbor study

The U.S. Department of Defense has contributed $586,000 to the Commonwealth to use as the local match requirement for an on-going study of Tinian harbor needs.

May 1, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - April 28, 2017

CW bill gets Senate hearing • Thanks to all • Palau compact okayed in Committee • Briefed on Korea threat • Don’t tax troops for GI Bill • Teacher of the Year visits • USACE reports on Tinian, Rota harbors • VA benefits counselor arrives May 24 • Congressional summer internships

Apr 30, 2017

Senate holds hearing on CW bill

The Marianas Economic Expansion Act, H.R. 339, got a hearing this Thursday before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. My bill has already passed the House twice, and now needs Senate approval.

Apr 30, 2017

Thanks to all

Thanks to Governor Ralph Torres and Mr. Jim Arenovski of Island Training Solutions, who flew to Washington on very short notice to testify in favor of H.R. 339. Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs Nikolai Pula also offered supporting testimony on behalf of the Trump administration.

Apr 30, 2017

Palau Compact okayed in committee

My bill, H.R. 2085, to extend Palau’s Compact of Free Association through 2024, unanimously passed the House Natural Resources Committee. In my statement supporting the bill I said that the Palau Compact was seven years overdue...

Apr 28, 2017

Kilili opposes taxing troops for GI Bill benefits

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee member Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (D-MP) is opposed to a proposal by Republicans in Congress to deduct money from military paychecks to pay for costs of the Post 9/11 G.I.

Apr 28, 2017

Kilili briefed on Korea threat

Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave Congressman Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (D-MP) and other members of the U.S. House of Representatives a classified briefing on North Korea yesterday at the Capitol.

Apr 23, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - April 21, 2017

CK Post Office dedicated • Veterans Choice program extended • VA benefits counselor here • More books for the community • Bigger Bookmobile • Dolphins land in DC • Congressional summer internships • McPhetres honored • Talking current affairs at NMC • Palau Compact reintroduced • Visitors • Social Security up in 2016 • Art competition ends Friday • Happy Earth Day 2017

Apr 23, 2017

Veterans Choice program extended

Veterans can keep using the Veterans Choice program to see private doctors in the Northern Marianas. Choice was scheduled to end on August 7, but President Trump signed The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act on Wednesday...

Apr 23, 2017

Palau Compact reintroduced

I have introduced legislation extending Palau’s Compact of Free Association through 2024. The Republic of Palau and the United States negotiated the extension in 2010.