News Releases

Feb 28, 2021

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - February 26, 2021

More vaccine on the way • American Rescue Plan moves ahead • $1,000+ Child Tax Credit increase • Hopwood classroom visit • How to recover lost learning hours • Congressional award info sessions • Furloughed workers now PUA eligible • 18,685 unemployment claims pending • Guerrero previews Chamber plans • CPA voices minimum wage concern • $2.5m for conservation, recreation • Monument plan finally available • $139k for vulnerable wildlife • $428.5k for historic preservation • Naturalization test info session • Meeting with Korean Cultural Center • $739,500 for Prior Service • Kilili Time Capsule • Opportunities • Legislative highlights

Feb 28, 2021

Kilili asks parents to use $1,000 Child Tax Credit increase wisely

In the following op-ed, the Congressman asks parents to use this new assistance as it was intended: to help their children grow and stay healthy.

Feb 28, 2021

More vaccine on the way

The Marianas will receive 9,360 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the first week of March.

Feb 28, 2021

$1,000+ Child Tax Credit increase

One change I negotiated in the Manager’s amendment to the American Rescue Plan is money for the Marianas to pay the increased Child Tax Credit monthly, rather than once a year.

Feb 28, 2021

Furloughed workers now PUA eligible

Marianas workers who had their hours reduced or were furloughed, while their place of employment stayed open, will now be able to collect Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.

Feb 28, 2021

$2.5m for conservation, recreation

The Commonwealth’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is receiving $2,512,312 in Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program grants, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced.

Feb 28, 2021

Monument plan finally available

The long awaited draft management plan for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument was released Wednesday—10 years overdue—and now the public comment period begins.

Feb 28, 2021

$139k for vulnerable wildlife

The Commonwealth’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Lands and Natural Resources, is also receiving $138,770 from the State Wildlife Grant Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced.

Feb 28, 2021

$428.5k for historic preservation

The Commonwealth’s Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is receiving $428,531, the National Park Service announced.

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