News Releases

Sep 26, 2022

Legislator of the Year

Thanks to the Humane Society Legislative Fund for naming me one of their four Legislators of the Year.

Sep 26, 2022

App Challenge now open

Students, the 2022 Congressional App Challenge has launched.

Sep 18, 2022

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - September 16, 2022

• Protecting the Census from politics • New help for Marianas farmers • $411k to fight invasive species • $11.3m more for COVID relief • $1.3m in DOJ grants to the Marianas • $938k for safe, supportive schools • NMI businesses get $100k for export aid • An update on Compact renewals • $13k Pell Grant proposed • Markup held • Welcome, Lee Tenorio! • App Challenge now open • KILILI TIME CAPSULE • OPPORTUNITIES • HIGHLIGHTS

Sep 18, 2022

Protecting the Census from politics

The 2020 Census conducted by the Trump administration substantially undercounted minorities and overcounted the white population, affecting the distribution of federal funding to the Marianas and across America for the next ten years.

Sep 18, 2022

New help for Marianas farmers

Families in the Marianas will have increased access to fresh and nutritious food from local farmers thanks to funding for the Local Food Purchase program in Section 1001(b)(4) of the American Rescue Plan Act.

Sep 18, 2022

$411k to fight invasive species

The Commonwealth’s Department of Lands and Natural Resources is receiving $410,974 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the Marianas to support invasive species eradication and control projects, the Office of Insular Affairs announced.

Sep 18, 2022

$11.3m more for COVID relief

The Commonwealth is receiving another $9,606,182.67 to cover costs of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.

Sep 18, 2022

$1.3m in DOJ grants to the Marianas

The Commonwealth is receiving three grants worth $1,267,000 for crime prevention, domestic and sexual violence, victim assistance, training, and the sex offender registry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced

Sep 18, 2022

$938k for safe, supportive schools

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Marianas Public School System $938,320 to help provide students safer, healthier learning environments.

Sep 18, 2022

NMI businesses get $100k for export aid

Marianas small businesses will get help exporting their products and services using $100,000 in federal funds awarded to the CNMI Department of Commerce.

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