News Releases

Mar 28, 2021

Addressing pandemic learning loss

As Chairman of the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee I called a hearing Thursday to examine how COVID-19 has impacted our school children and discuss strategies for how to reopen classrooms safely and address learning loss equitably.

Mar 28, 2021

More payout from $56m waste fund

Another $5,693,217 from the $56 million Marianas solid waste fund I included in the Super Typhoon Yutu recovery bill, U.S. Public Law 116-20, is now available for use, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Wednesday.

Mar 28, 2021

$9m for Marianas CIP

The Northern Marianas is receiving $9,082,000 in Capital Improvement Project grant funding, Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs announced Tuesday. The seven projects funded are:

Mar 28, 2021

Build back insular infrastructure

President Biden and Congress are developing a major national infrastructure and investment plan and I want to be sure the needs of the insular areas are understood and included, because our quality of life and economic success are closely tied to having first-rate infrastructure.

Mar 28, 2021

Future of America's Public Lands

“Building Back Better” in America’s Public Lands was also the topic of discussion in the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands hearing held Tuesday.

Mar 28, 2021

Commonwealth is REAL ID compliant

The Commonwealth is certified compliant with REAL ID Act requirements, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced.

Mar 28, 2021

New I-129CW & 129CWR forms

Businesses petitioning for CW workers or required to file the semiannual report for CW-1 employers will have to file the newly revised editions of those documents beginning April 19.

Mar 28, 2021

More time for certain responses

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is continuing flexibilities announced March 30, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 21, 2021

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - March 19, 2021

Your weekly vaccine update • CHCC gets more J&J vaccine • Lift the Medicaid funding cap • $1.5m for school screening • $17m for NMC building repairs • Highlighting needs of Marianas vets • Sarah Winston joins Team Kilili • Calling young artists • Kilili Time Capsule • Opportunities • Legislative highlights

Mar 21, 2021

CHCC gets more J&J vaccine

The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation is getting 100 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

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