NMI emergency funding bill intro’d

Mar 10, 2020

To address the budget cuts and other austerity measures the Commonwealth is taking, I introduced legislation on Thursday providing $100 million in operational funding. My Coronavirus Emergency Assistance Act is intended to make sure the people of the Marianas, especially our vulnerable seniors and children, have access to the care and education essential to their health, safety, and well-being. The coronavirus will have an economic impact across our nation and the world. But because the Marianas is tourism-dependent and our tourists come from areas hit hard by the coronavirus—China, Korea, and Japan—we are at the frontline. My bill calls attention to our immediate need in the Marianas and will help push Congress to act quickly to face the economic effects of coronavirus.