News Releases

May 20, 2019


• Marianas strong • $100m+ for Yutu recovery • Medicaid “cliff” hearing called • Working with Labor • $12m to lower electricity costs • Water, sewer set-aside increased • Marshalls debt down payment • Meeting fellow Micronesians...

May 19, 2019

Marianas Strong

Ms. Julia Theresa S. Malate’s artwork, “Marianas Strong” is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition.

May 19, 2019

$100m+ for Yutu recovery

$205 million has been reserved for Marianas and American Samoa long-term disaster aid.

May 19, 2019

Medicaid “cliff” hearing called

In my capacity as Vice Chair of the Natural Resources Committee for Insular Affairs, I have scheduled a hearing for Thursday on the Medicaid “cliff”facing the insular areas.

May 19, 2019

Working with Labor

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta met me for a one-on-one breakfast in the U.S. Capitol Thursday.

May 19, 2019

$12m to lower electricity costs

Appropriators have honored three important requests I made for FY20.

May 19, 2019

Water, sewer set-aside increased

Also at my request, the FY20 Interior appropriation increases the statutory set-asides for water and sewer funding for insular areas.

May 19, 2019

Marshalls debt down payment

A third important request was to begin payment on $20 million the U.S. owes to the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

May 19, 2019

Meeting fellow Micronesians

Republic of the Marshall Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, John Silk, and RMI Ambassador to the U.S., Gerald M. Zackios, visited this week to discuss shared priorities and security issues in the Pacific.

May 19, 2019

Bernhardt talks policy

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt testified before the Committee on Natural Resources Wednesday on his agency’s fiscal 2020 budget and policy priorities.