News Releases

Sep 25, 2018

FEMA Typhoon Mangkhut Update - 09/25

Typhoon Mangkhut Update...

Sep 24, 2018

Kilili, McGovern agree to work on Marianas food stamps

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) has reached an agreement with Massachusetts Rep. James McGovern to work together on legislation to bring the Marianas into the national food stamp program.

Sep 23, 2018

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - September 21, 2018

Trump-signed U.S. Workforce Act • New $700 CW fee blocked • Lowering family electricity costs • Teamwork means $150k STEP grant • More sponsors for status bill • Palau Compact finalized • $300k more for Compact Impact • USCIS services for storm victims • Take action on environmental funds • Protect endangered species • Combating human trafficking • 800 4th graders to AMP • Funds for Marianas farmers • CRS reports now public • Amatos visit

Sep 23, 2018

Trump-signed U.S. Workforce Act

President Trump sent me the pen he used to sign my Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act in July, along with a copy of the new law, Public Law 115-218.

Sep 23, 2018

New $700 CW fee blocked

Your congressional office has blocked the Trump administration from charging a $700 fee for each Commonwealth Only Transitional Worker (CW) permit.

Sep 23, 2018

Lowering family electricity costs

Mr. Ike Santos from the Dept. of Public Works made the final inspection of the $1.3 million federal grant project that will lower electricity costs for 82 families in Koblerville and Garapan.

Sep 23, 2018

Teamwork means $150k STEP grant

Congratulations to Commerce Secretary Mark Rabauliman and State Trade Expansion Coordinator Frank Cabrera for successfully applying for a $150,000 State Trade Expansion Program, STEP, grant.

Sep 23, 2018

More sponsors for status bill

Two more Members of Congress have co-sponsored my Northern Mariana Islands Workforce Stabilization Act, for a total of 34 bipartisan supporters.

Sep 23, 2018

Palau Compact finalized

The Republic of Palau and the United States signed the extension of the Compact of Free Association on Wednesday, a goal I have worked for over a number of years.

Sep 23, 2018

$300k more for Compact Impact

The Northern Marianas is receiving $307,914 in supplemental Compact Impact funding, the Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs announced on Tuesday.