News Releases

Jun 17, 2019

More oversight for disaster funds

The U.S. Department of Education will have an additional $4 million to monitor federal funds going to schools, like those in the Marianas, recovering from disasters.

Jun 17, 2019

Parolees may appeal DUA denials

The Commonwealth Department of Labor is now accepting written appeals from individuals, who may have been erroneously denied Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

Jun 17, 2019


On Wednesday I joined Honorary Consul Eli Arago and the Filipino community of the Northern Marianas to celebrate the 121st anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence at a flag raising ceremony. Mabuhay!

Jun 17, 2019

MISSION Act survey

The House Veterans Affairs Committee is gathering stories from veterans nationwide, whose healthcare has been affected by the MISSION Act roll out.

Jun 17, 2019

Veterans help veterans

Pacific Areas Veterans of Foreign Wars held their convention on Saipan this year.

Jun 17, 2019

Members urge FAS REAL ID action

Led by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai’i), House and Senate members with resident populations from Freely Associated States want requirements eased for these FAS citizens to obtain a REAL ID drivers license.

Jun 17, 2019

Max Aguon, Earth Hero

Mr. Marcelino "Max" Aguon of Chalan Kanoa exemplifies selfless dedication to environmental stewardship.

Jun 17, 2019

Welcome, Malvika Shrimali

Ms. Malvika Shrimali is our first Girl Scout Congressional Aide this summer.

Jun 17, 2019

Happy Father's Day, Marianas

Happy Father's Day!

Jun 10, 2019


Goal: faster federal aid to schools • Democrats pass disaster aid - $129.6M in Marianas set-asides • 150M+ expected from CDBG-DR • House okays parolees bill • New vets community care program • Veterans benefits counselor • Focus on Marianas food aid • Emergency food & shelter: $83,720 • The ocean is all around us