News Releases

Mar 17, 2019

Trump slashes support for students

On Monday, the Trump administration unveiled its budget request for Fiscal Year 2020 which would impose deep cuts to public education in the Marianas and across the country.

Mar 17, 2019

Honoring Purple Heart veterans

Nearly two million service members have been awarded the Purple Heart, including sons and daughters of the Marianas. That is why I signed on as an original cosponsor of legislation to support the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

Mar 17, 2019

Listening to veterans

The House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs met together Tuesday to hear from various Veterans Service Organizations.

Mar 17, 2019

In defense of sharks

Sharks are among the “magnificent creatures” of our planet that we are in danger of losing, according to Dan Ashe of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums during last week's WOW hearing.

Mar 17, 2019

Shark talk with Channel NewsAsia

Video journalists Kate Fisher and Harry Horton from Feature Story News interviewed me on Wednesday for a story on my Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act.

Mar 17, 2019

$854k for Prior Service

The Prior Service Trust Fund will receive $853,590 in Technical Assistance Program funds that will be distributed to former employees of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Office of Insular Affairs announced Wednesday.

Mar 17, 2019

New USCIS liaison visits

On Monday, I met Daniel Hall, the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services congressional liaison for Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Marianas.

Mar 17, 2019

USS Miguel Keith coming to Saipan

The USS Miguel Keith will be relocating from San Diego to Saipan this October, the U.S. Navy has announced.

Mar 17, 2019

Hello and goodbye, Olivia

Marianas High School alumnus Olivia Hirsh joined us this week as a congressional intern in the DC office.

Mar 15, 2019

CLEAN WATER RULE: EPA, Army Corps give up on WOTUS delay rule

E&E News — The Trump administration is abandoning efforts to freeze the Obama-era Clean Water Rule nationwide, focusing instead on finalizing a replacement program. Justice Department lawyers on Friday retreated from challenges to lower-court orders that invalidated Trump officials' attempt to stall the Obama regulation, also known as Waters of the United States, or WOTUS.