News Releases

Jul 23, 2017

VA to hire Marianas social worker

Veterans Affairs will hire a full-time permanent Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to Northern Marianas veterans. The job announcement is now posted at

Jul 23, 2017

New GI Bill moves forward

The revised Post-9/11 GI Bill, expanding college aid for military veterans and allowing new servicemembers to use the educational benefit later in life, passed the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and is on track for a vote by the House.

Jul 23, 2017

$1.4M to help CHCC

The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation is receiving $1.4 million in federal funding for programs to fight cancer, prepare for typhoons and other public health emergencies, and to screen newborns for hearing problems.

Jul 23, 2017

All eyes on North Korea

Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young outlined three lines of action available to respond to North Korea’s development of nuclear-armed intercontinental missiles—pressure, engagement, and deterrence—at a policy round table.

Jul 23, 2017

Natural resource protection grants

The Office of Insular Affairs announced four awards to the Northern Marianas for natural and cultural resource protection.

Jul 19, 2017

CHCC gets $693K for emergency prep, hearing detection

The CHC is receiving $692,935 in federal program funding, Delegate Sablan announced yesterday. Most of the money, $627,895, will be used to keep the Commonwealth Health Center prepared for a variety of public health emergencies.

Jul 18, 2017

Vet benefits to expand in new GI bill

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan announced yesterday the introduction of a revised Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, expanding college aid for military veterans and allowing new veterans to use the educational benefit later in life, if they want to.

Jul 16, 2017


A solemn remembrance of WWII • Expanding the GI bill for veterans • Meeting Insular Assistant Secretary nominee • FY18 funding for Marianas priorities • Homeland Secretary meets Caucus • Palau Compact moves forward • House passes trafficking bill • $3.8 million for Saipan airport • Island leaders unite on healthcare • Visitors: Blane Wilson

Jul 16, 2017

Expanding the GI bill for veterans

On Thursday, all the members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Republicans and Democrats together, introduced legislation to modernize the GI Bill and increase educational opportunities for our veterans.

Jul 16, 2017

FY18 Appropriations move forward

The House Appropriations Committee has begun publishing and, in some cases, voting on its recommendations for the twelve fiscal year 2018 spending bills.