News Releases

Mar 24, 2019

Shark, wildlife bills get hearing

The Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife holds a legislative hearing Tuesday on two of my bills. H.R. 737, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019, expands on a Marianas conservation law to ban the trade in shark fins nationwide. It

Mar 24, 2019

Senate may act on disaster money

The U.S. Senate may act next week on the disaster supplemental appropriation passed by the House on January 16.

Mar 24, 2019

$10.6M for CUC Yutu repairs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Tuesday announced an additional $10,644,640.83 for damage to the Marianas’ electrical distribution system from Super Typhoon Yutu.

Mar 24, 2019

SBA outreach center closing

The U.S. Small Business Administration will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Center on Saipan at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Applicants

Mar 24, 2019

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - March 22, 2019

Shark, wildlife bills get hearing • Senate may act on disaster money • $10.6m for CUC Yutu repairs • SBA outreach center closing • Art competition deadline nears

Mar 18, 2019

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - March 15, 2019

New homes free for Yutu survivors • Equal access to disaster aid • Prep now for extra disaster funds • Reconnecting with EDA’s Iglesias • Higher Education bill readied • College for free • Education is a bipartisan issue • Supporting Close Up • Trump slashes support for students • Honoring Purple veterans • Listening to veterans • In defense of sharks • Shark talk with Channel NewsAsia • New USCIS liaison visits • $854k for Prior Service • USS Miguel Keith coming to Saipan • Hello and goodbye, Olivia

Mar 17, 2019

New homes free for typhoon survivors

The deadline to opt-in for a no-cost, new home from FEMA is Friday, March 22.

Mar 17, 2019

Equal access to disaster aid

If you think you have not been given equal access to services and benefits, contact FEMA’s Equal Rights Officers at 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585.

Mar 17, 2019

Prep now for extra disaster funds

Congress appropriated $1.7 billion for communities, like the Marianas, hit by natural disasters in 2018. There is another $1.2 billion in legislation the House passed in January and the Senate takes up later this month.

Mar 17, 2019

Reconnecting with EDA’s Iglesias

Mr. and Mrs. Mariano Iglesias stopped in this week.

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