News Releases

Aug 15, 2022

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS- August 12, 2022

• Biden signs PACT Act • PACT Act benefits • VA Dep Secretary to visit Marianas • Insular teacher awards bill now law • Q&A next week • $3.1m for Saipan port improvements • Meeting with Art Competition winner • $1.2m for CHCC lab improvements • Happy ESGR Week • $121k for coral restoration • Touching base with UFO leaders • 87 years of Social Security • Welcome, visitors • Internships available • App Challenge now open • KILILI TIME CAPSULE • OPPORTUNITIES • HIGHLIGHTS

Aug 15, 2022

Biden signs PACT Act

President Biden signed the Honoring our PACT Act into law, securing access to life-saving care for the 3.5 million veterans exposed to deadly toxins in the line of duty

Aug 15, 2022

PACT Act benefits

This week's enactment of the PACT Act expanded VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pit and other toxic substances.

Aug 15, 2022

VA Dep Secretary to visit Marianas

Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Donald Remy, and I met virtually to discuss his upcoming trip and the VA’s recent efforts to improve services for Marianas veterans.

Aug 15, 2022

Insular teacher awards bill now law

One science or math teacher from the Marianas can be selected each year for a Presidential Award for Excellence under provisions of a bill I wrote that the President signed into law.

Aug 15, 2022

Q&A next week

Constituents are once again invited to ask me questions for this month’s Q&A.

Aug 15, 2022

$3.1m for Saipan port improvements

The Commonwealth Ports Authority is receiving $3,135,000 in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grant funding.

Aug 15, 2022

Meeting with Art Competition winner

I met with our 2022 Congressional Art Competition winner, Gericho Conge, and his mother, Ms. Joy Conge.

Aug 15, 2022

$1.2m for CHCC lab improvements

The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation was awarded a $1,200,000 Community Project Funding grant for the modernization of their laboratories.

Aug 15, 2022

Happy ESGR Week

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Marianas Committee Chair Dr. Rita A. Sablan, volunteer Joshlyn Blas, Employer Outreach Coordinator Rose Igitol, and Area Committee Ombudsman Joann Aquino (l-r) stopped by the congressional office for a courtesy visit as part of ESGR Week.

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