News Releases

Apr 14, 2019

$4.5M for hazard mitigation

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a $4,500,000 award to the Commonwealth for post-Yutu assistance.

Apr 14, 2019

No to hollowed-out health plans

When someone in your family gets sick, you never want to hear your insurance does not cover the illness.

Apr 8, 2019


Testifying for Marianas vets • Marianas funding priorities set • Inter-island dialogue • Violence Against Women Act renewed • Let’s end poverty • Senate Dems push disaster relief • More accountability in higher ed • Labor certifications available • Local business/national interests • Superintendent Alberti• Flores family visits• Visiting DC? • $2.3m for fish and wildlife • $1m to Close Up for island students • $353k for economic resiliency • Art entries due next week

Apr 7, 2019

Testifying for Marianas vets

There are Marianas veterans throughout the U.S., who cannot return home, because they would lose access to VA services and benefits that are unavailable in our islands.

Apr 7, 2019

Marianas funding priorities set

Funding for schools and veterans, water and sewer infrastructure, food stamps, and lower electricity costs are among the priorities I listed with the House Appropriations Committee this week.

Apr 7, 2019

Inter-island dialogue

Guam Senator Kelly G. Marsh Taitano and I met in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to discuss issues of mutual concern for the Marianas and our neighboring jurisdiction.

Apr 7, 2019

Violence Against Women Act renewed

On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

Apr 7, 2019

Let’s end poverty

With half the Marianas living below the federal poverty line, I have been an active member of the Democratic Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity since it began in 2013.

Apr 7, 2019

Senate Dems push disaster relief

Senate Democratic Leader Schumer (NY) & Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Leahy (D-VT) offered yet another version of disaster relief Tuesday & continued to insist on keeping Marianas Medicaid money in any bill the Senate passes.

Apr 7, 2019

More accountability in higher ed

On Wednesday, the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee dug into the troubling issues surrounding for-profit online schools.