Governor Ralph DLG Torres and Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan announced on March 15 significant progress on their joint effort to have the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument declared a National Marine Sanctuary. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has now placed the Monument on the national inventory for possible sanctuary designation.
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The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration listed the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument as a potential National Marine Sanctuary, a significant step toward the goal of sanctuary status that Governor Torres and I requested of then-President Obama.
The good news in the FY18 budget released by President Trump is an increase in Title I education grants. I was successful at getting a larger share of this money for the Marianas in the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015...