News Releases

Jan 20, 2019

Happy Martin Luther King Day, Marianas

Happy Martin Luther King Day, Marianas!

Jan 20, 2019

Presiding over disaster debate

On Wednesday, I presided over the debate on the disaster assistance bill that will provide tens of millions dollars for typhoon recovery in the Marianas.

Jan 20, 2019

First votes: more disaster aid

How perfect that my first votes in the 116th U.S. House of Representatives were in favor of my two amendments to a disaster aid bill, making $36 million available for the Marianas Medicaid program and $25.2 million available for food aid.

Jan 20, 2019

Rep. DeLauro vouches for more aid

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) spoke in support of my amendment to increase funding for Marianas Medicaid during floor debate on H.R. 268 Wednesday.

Jan 20, 2019

Thank you, federal workers

Thanks to the hundreds of federal workers in the Marianas, who for 28 days have gone unpaid, because the President will not agree to sign funding bills to cover the rest of the year.

Jan 20, 2019

Federal workers will be paid

Employees of the federal government, who are furloughed or required to work during the current lapse in appropriations, will be paid.

Jan 20, 2019

Help those with student loans

With 70 Democratic colleagues in the House, I wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week, asking her to inform federal employees who have student loans, of their options

Jan 20, 2019

Health emergency renewed

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has renewed the Northern Marianas Public Health Emergency Declaration issued initially on October 25, 2018 as a result of Super Typhoon Yutu.

Jan 20, 2019

$1.1m to help PSS recover

Congratulations to our Public School System, which was awarded $1,131,759 in School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) grant funds on Tuesday.

Jan 20, 2019

Status bills for workers, parolees

With the loss of the humanitarian parole first granted by the Obama administration in 2011, some 1,500 individuals will be forced to leave the Marianas by June 29, unless Congress takes action.

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