News Releases

Mar 31, 2019

Kagman health center growing

Officials from the Kagman Community Health Center were in Washington this week and spoke with me on Thursday about their plans to expand to Tinian.

Mar 31, 2019

Protect our healthcare

The Trump administration is in court again trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act and its protection for those with pre-existing conditions.

Mar 31, 2019

Republicans delay disaster bill

The Republican majority continues to delay taking action on H.R. 268, which would provide the Marianas and other areas hit by natural disasters with recovery money.

Mar 31, 2019

More recovery funds expected

Last week, U.S. Housing & Urban Development Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations Len Wolfson wrote to inform me that HUD anticipates allocating Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds soon.

Mar 31, 2019

Army Corps gives updates

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders from Honolulu were in Washington this week to discuss their projects in the Marianas.

Mar 31, 2019

Apprenticeship hearing

I questioned witnesses at a Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee hearing Wednesday on how community colleges can make apprenticeships available to more students.

Mar 31, 2019

Apprenticeships open career paths

I highlighted the importance of apprenticeship programs working closely with community colleges given their leading role in education for the Marianas at a Higher Education and Workforce Investment Committee hearing.

Mar 31, 2019

Public Schools Week marked

I joined my colleagues in introducing H. Res. 254, a resolution that commemorates Public Schools Week & calls for prioritizing better funding for public schools to ensure students & teachers have the resources they need to succeed.

Mar 31, 2019

Budget hearing highlights energy issues

I questioned Mr. Scott Cameron, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, why the agency has never acted on a law to produce cost savings Energy Action Plans for the territories.

Mar 31, 2019

Shark fin, parity bills gain support

The Water, Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee heard two of my bills on Tuesday: H.R. 737, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act, and H.R. 1809, which calls for territorial parity in wildlife and sport fish restoration funding.

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