News Releases

Mar 21, 2021

Lift the Medicaid funding cap

The Insular Area Medicaid Parity Act was the focus of a House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing.

Mar 21, 2021

$1.5m for school screening

As one of the first benefits of the American Rescue Plan, enacted last week, the Marianas will receive $1,548,143 to support COVID-19 screening tests for teachers, staff, and students to keep schools safe from the disease.

Mar 21, 2021

$17m for NMC building repairs

Northern Marianas College was awarded a Public Assistance Grant of $17,119,377.90, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.

Mar 21, 2021

Highlighting needs of Marianas vets

The House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs held a joint session to hear testimony from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veteran service organizations.

Mar 21, 2021

Sarah Winston joins Team Kilili

We welcome Ms. Sarah Winston to your Washington congressional office as a Legislative Assistant.

Mar 17, 2021

Kilili to testify on lifting Medicaid caps

Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan will testify tomorrow on the need to provide more funding for the Marianas Medicaid program. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health has called a hearing to address the looming crisis for all the insular areas as temporary funding for Medicaid runs out October 1.

Mar 15, 2021

PSS to receive $160M from American Rescue Plan

BOARD of Education Chairman Andrew L. Orsini thanked U.S. Congressman Gregorio C. Kilili Sablan for helping the Public School System secure a $160 million grant under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed recently by President Biden.

Mar 14, 2021

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - March 12, 2021

Your weekly vaccine update • Help is here: Rescue Plan enacted • $1,400 taxpayer rebates • Extended unemployment benefit • Support for families with children • Child Tax Credit upped, monthly • Earned Income Tax Credit for the Marianas • Resources for our schools • Help with child care • Money for vaccine, testing, PPE • Commonwealth government: $483m • More food assistance • Ports and small businesses aided • Include the Marianas in TANF • Social programs have no zip code • $2.5m for William S. Reyes School • Welcome, Co-op interns • Calling young artists • Kilili Time Capsule • Opportunities • Legislative highlights

Mar 14, 2021

Help is here: Rescue Plan enacted

House Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan Act on Wednesday and President Biden signed the bill into law on Thursday afternoon.

Mar 14, 2021

$1,400 taxpayer rebates

Completing the down payment of $600 in last December’s relief measure, the American Rescue Plan adds another $1,400 rebate for each taxpayer for a total of $2,000.