News Releases

May 25, 2020

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - May 22, 2020

Vets cemetery companion bill intro’d • Coronavirus funding continues: • More money for NMC • Marianas PPP/EIDL approvals rise • More now eligible for Medicaid • HHS should prioritize insular areas • Help with repatriation

May 25, 2020

Vets cemetery companion bill intro’d

U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Jack Reed (D-RI), & John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced a Senate companion to my legislation doubling the current $5 million limit on vet cemetery grants.

May 25, 2020

Coronavirus funding continues

Funding from the four major laws Congress has passed in response to the coronavirus crisis continues to reach the Marianas.

May 25, 2020

Help with repatriation

The U.S. State Department has worked hard to help Marianas medical referral patients stuck in the Philippines by setting up special flights and providing information on how to get special travel documents needed during the pandemic.

May 25, 2020

Census 2020 resumes in June

Census 2020 in the Northern Marianas and other island areas will resume operations around June 1, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Friday.

May 25, 2020

$222k to combat invasive vines

The Mariana Islands Nature Alliance (MINA) has been awarded $222,320 from the Coral Reef and Natural Resources Initiative grant funds Congress appropriated for fiscal 2020.

May 25, 2020

ICYMI: Social media this week (5/22)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, your congressional office has been sharing regular updates on our social media.

May 18, 2020

$2.9B for Marianas in HEROES Act

The Marianas gets over $2.9 billion to deal with the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus in the relief act the U.S. House of Representatives passed today.

May 18, 2020

Thanks to frontline workers

Thanks to all who are making the thousands of meals being distributed daily for children at the Grab-n-Go Meal sites.

May 18, 2020

Governor wants help with Yutu loan

Governor Ralph Torres has requested my assistance in getting legislation passed allowing the Commonwealth to borrow more than $90 million through FEMA’s Community Disaster Loan program.

Pages