News Releases

Oct 4, 2017

Congressman Blasts Fishery Council For ‘Improper Lobbying’

The Northern Marianas lawmaker demands an investigation of the Hawaii-based Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

Oct 1, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - September 29, 2017

• President sends commemorative pen • Helping Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands • Minimum wage rises to $7.05 • Medicaid reduction blocked • Helping with energy costs • $2.8M in federal funds for Marianas

Oct 1, 2017

Helping Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

We all remember the critical role the U.S. military played in helping the Marianas recover from Typhoon Soudelor. So, I wrote to President Trump, along with 144 of my colleagues, recommending that he fully mobilize the Department of Defense...

Oct 1, 2017

Minimum wage rises to $7.05

Minimum wage increases to $7.05 per-hour on Saturday, September 30. This is the next to last increase required by federal law. In September 2018, the wage rises to $7.25, the national minimum.

Oct 1, 2017

Medicaid reduction blocked

Hidden in the Republican Graham/Cassidy bill to repeal and replace Obamacare was a proposal increasing the share of Medicaid that the Marianas and other insular areas pay.

Oct 1, 2017

Helping with energy costs

I joined 52 of my colleagues in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price urging the quick release of LIHEAP funds at the highest amount possible to help families.

Oct 1, 2017

$2.8M in federal funds for Marianas

Federal funding of $2,845,248 announced for the Marianas is going to a wide array of uses and organizations in the Marianas...

Sep 25, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - September 22, 2017

Academy slots open for NMI students • Helping those hit by hurricanes • $12.9m more for Tinian divert field • Building ties with China • Delegates oppose Medicaid cut • NMI businesses get export aid • CJPA awarded $123,550 • Another $1.5m for Saipan jetways • $151k for child literacy • $75k for conservation, recreation • White House tickets for visitors

Sep 24, 2017

Helping those hit by hurricanes

Our prayers go out to the millions hit by Category 5 hurricanes, especially our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, who were struck twice in two weeks.

Sep 24, 2017

$12.9m more for Tinian divert field

The FY18 National Defense Authorization Act, approved by the Senate, includes another $12.9 million for the Air Force divert airfield project on Tinian.