News Releases

Jul 16, 2017

Palau funding approved by House

The House passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, including $123.9 million for the long overdue U.S.-Palau Compact Review Agreement.

Jul 16, 2017

$3.8M for airport bridgeways

The Commonwealth Ports Authority is receiving $3,761,807 to replace three of the passenger loading bridges at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport.

Jul 16, 2017

Island leaders unite on healthcare

All insular area representatives in Congress and four of five governors, including Governor Ralph Torres, have joined together on a common demand to improve federal health insurance in their commonwealths and territories.

Jul 13, 2017

Kilili: $3.8M for airport bridgeways

The Commonwealth Ports Authority would be receiving $3.8 million to replace three passenger loading bridges at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport, according to Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) yesterday.

Jul 13, 2017

House OKs Kilili’s anti-trafficking bill

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) led the Democratic side of the aisle yesterday during debate on a bill he jointly introduced with Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Michigan) aimed at preventing human trafficking.

Jul 12, 2017

Kilili: $4.5M more for Soudelor recovery

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) announced yesterday that the Commonwealth is receiving $4,518,008 more in federal funds as part of the Typhoon Soudelor recovery effort.

Jul 11, 2017

Sablan backs women veterans’ bill

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the leading post-9/11 veterans empowerment organization, applauds Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) for co-sponsoring the Deborah Sampson Act to fully recognize and support women veterans.

Jul 9, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - July 7, 2017

$50K to help Rota farmers, ranchers • $1M in technical assistance • Visitors: Ed & Nona Salas • Senate bill backs Palau Compact • Visitors: the Camacho family • Clean Water rollback? Not so fast. • Visitors: Teachers

Jul 9, 2017

$50K to help Rota farmers, ranchers

Rota farmers and ranchers are unable to export meat they raise because there is no certified slaughterhouse on-island. A $50,000 grant that Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week will help.

Jul 9, 2017

$1M in technical assistance

Technical assistance grant funds appropriated by Congress in Public Law 115-31 this may have now been awarded to six public and nonprofit groups in the Northern Marianas, it was announced.

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