Rota students ornament Marianas tree • Bill increases FY2017 CW cap • Conservationists deliver sanctuary petition • Defense bill addresses buildup issues • NMI economy grew at 3.5% in 2015
Tuesday, I introduced H.R. 6401, the Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act, to increase the number of CW permits for FY 2017 to 15,000, the same level as FY 2013.
Earlier today, the House overwhelmingly passed the Conference Report to Accompany S. 2943 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, keeping the Northern Mariana Islands-related provisions approved by the House in May:
The Northern Mariana Islands economy grew at the rate of 3.5 percent in 2015.