News Releases

Jul 24, 2017

House passes historic GI Bill legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives voted tonight to pass the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, a bill to improve and extend G.I. Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses, and dependents.

Jul 24, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - July 21, 2017

VA to hire Marianas social worker • New GI Bill moves forward • Insular nominee gets hearing • $1.4M to help CHCC • All eyes on North Korea • Natural resource protection grants • Washington visitors

Jul 23, 2017

VA to hire Marianas social worker

Veterans Affairs will hire a full-time permanent Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to Northern Marianas veterans. The job announcement is now posted at USAJobs.gov.

Jul 23, 2017

New GI Bill moves forward

The revised Post-9/11 GI Bill, expanding college aid for military veterans and allowing new servicemembers to use the educational benefit later in life, passed the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and is on track for a vote by the House.

Jul 23, 2017

$1.4M to help CHCC

The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation is receiving $1.4 million in federal funding for programs to fight cancer, prepare for typhoons and other public health emergencies, and to screen newborns for hearing problems.

Jul 23, 2017

All eyes on North Korea

Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young outlined three lines of action available to respond to North Korea’s development of nuclear-armed intercontinental missiles—pressure, engagement, and deterrence—at a policy round table.

Jul 23, 2017

Natural resource protection grants

The Office of Insular Affairs announced four awards to the Northern Marianas for natural and cultural resource protection.

Jul 19, 2017

CHCC gets $693K for emergency prep, hearing detection

The CHC is receiving $692,935 in federal program funding, Delegate Sablan announced yesterday. Most of the money, $627,895, will be used to keep the Commonwealth Health Center prepared for a variety of public health emergencies.

Jul 18, 2017

Vet benefits to expand in new GI bill

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan announced yesterday the introduction of a revised Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, expanding college aid for military veterans and allowing new veterans to use the educational benefit later in life, if they want to.

Jul 16, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - July 14, 2017

A solemn remembrance of WWII • Expanding the GI bill for veterans • Meeting Insular Assistant Secretary nominee • FY18 funding for Marianas priorities • Homeland Secretary meets Caucus • Palau Compact moves forward • House passes trafficking bill • $3.8 million for Saipan airport • Island leaders unite on healthcare • Visitors: Blane Wilson

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