News Releases

Aug 18, 2019

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - August 16, 2019

Support for indigenous languages • EDA disaster grants now open • Historic preservation funds also • Keeping Brand USA helps recovery • Working to increase tourism • Case-by-case on immigration • Protect health care rights for all • Action sought on VA claims errors • Thank you for your service • Wounded Warrior director visits

Aug 18, 2019

Support for indigenous languages

The Native American Language Vitalization Act, which I introduced today, will help ensure Chamorro and Refaluwasch continue to be spoken by future generations in the Marianas.

Aug 18, 2019

EDA disaster grants now open

Disaster funds from the Economic Development Administration – funds I ensured the Marianas could apply for in Public Law 116-20 – are now available.

Aug 18, 2019

Historic preservation funds also

The application period for $50 million in emergency supplemental historic preservation funding we appropriated in Public Law 116-20 is now open for areas hit by Hurricanes Michael and Florence and Super Typhoon Yutu.

Aug 18, 2019

Keeping Brand USA helps recovery

With tourism still recovering from Super Typhoon Yutu, preventing the loss of Brand USA is critical, because this federal program partners with the Marianas Visitors Authority to promote our islands in key markets in Asia.

Aug 18, 2019

Protect health care rights for all

Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Joe Kennedy (D-MA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and I wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Azar in strong opposition to a proposed rule rolling back key Obamacare protections.

Aug 18, 2019

Action sought on VA claims errors

On August 12, I joined my colleagues on the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees in a bipartisan letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie about the Inspector General’s audit report that found the VA inappropriately rejected or denied payment for non-VA emergency care for approximately 60,800 veterans between April 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017. The

Aug 14, 2019

Fostering tourism with education

The Northern Marianas College’s Community Development Institute included your congressional office in their new educational tourism program.

Aug 14, 2019

IRS assistance in the Pacific

Internal Revenue Service staff Gayvial D. James and Dee Robinson Rutkowski visited the congressional office Monday.

Aug 14, 2019

Helping small business

Aspiring entrepreneurs in the Marianas deserve resources to help them become successful small business owners.

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