News Releases

Aug 6, 2017

$736K to prevent youth suicide

The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation is receiving $735,699 in federal funds for programs to prevent youth suicide.

Aug 6, 2017

Gates Scholarships will continue

Gates Millennium Scholarships have changed the lives of young people in the Marianas and throughout America, since Bill and Melinda Gates began the program in 1999 with a $1 billion donation.

Aug 6, 2017

National eyes on shark fin bill

“Now, in the nick of time, bipartisan groups of Senators and Representatives are pursuing life-saving legislation to prohibit the import, export and trade in shark fins,” wrote the heads of The Humane Society and Sea World in Newsweek.

Aug 6, 2017

Internships for Pacific Islanders

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is offering fall internships to learn about legislative work in Washington, D.C.

Aug 2, 2017

US Senate okays more CW permits

The U.S. Senate approved by unanimous consent U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan’s bill making more CW foreign worker permits available for fiscal year 2017.

Aug 1, 2017

CHCC to get $735K to prevent youth suicide

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan announced today that the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation will receive $735,699 in federal funds for programs to prevent youth suicide.

Jul 30, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - July 28, 2017

• $11.5M for PSS — new law kicks in • Post-9/11 GI bill expanded • Choice continued for vets health • Choice workshops set for vets, docs • House funds VA clinic study • Navy issues notice of intent • Hearing: Insular area health care • Congressional App Challenge • Protecting Dreamers

Jul 30, 2017

Choice continued for vets health

Intense negotiations between House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees have yielded a $2.1 billion, 6-month extension of the popular Veterans Choice program. The House passed the bill, S. 114, unanimously.

Jul 30, 2017

Choice workshops set for vets, docs

Veterans and healthcare providers have asked for more education about options for getting care here in the Marianas through the Veterans Choice Program.

Jul 30, 2017

House funds VA clinic study

My language directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to report to Congress on the feasibility of establishing health clinics in remote and underserved areas is part of the report language for H.R. 3219 which passed the House.

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