News Releases

Jun 10, 2019

Goal: faster federal aid to schools

How best to get help to America’s schools after a natural disaster was the goal of the hearing I held Wednesday, as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.

Jun 10, 2019

Democrats pass disaster aid

House Democrats passed a disaster aid bill for the Marianas and other communities struck by natural disaster in 2018 and 2019 on Monday, after repeated attempts by Republicans to block the bill.

Jun 10, 2019

$150M+ expected from CDBG-DR

Among federal grant programs the Marianas is eligible for in the just-signed disaster appropriation, the Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery program is expected to yield $50 million.

Jun 10, 2019

House okays parolees bill

Legislation giving permanent status in the Marianas to over a thousand people passed the House.

Jun 10, 2019

New vets community care program

Marianas veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible for the new Veterans Community Care Program, which launched on June 6.

Jun 10, 2019

Focus on Marianas food aid

To get information on food assistance and school meal programs for the Marianas I asked to sit in with the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services for a hearing “Examining the Priorities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.”

Jun 10, 2019

Emergency food & shelter: $83,720

The Northern Marianas is receiving $83,720 to feed and shelter the hungry and homeless.

Jun 3, 2019

Kilili: House sends disaster bill to President for signature

WASHINGTON, DC – The House passed legislation today to help communities, including the Marianas, struck by typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters in 2018 and 2019.

Jun 3, 2019

Kilili’s long-term residents relief bill passes House

WASHINGTON, DC – Permanent status in the Marianas for over a thousand people, who have been living in the islands under humanitarian parole granted by the Obama administration, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.

Jun 3, 2019

Let us never forget

On Memorial Day, I joined local leaders, fellow veterans, and family members in remembering and honoring our fallen heroes and veterans who have passed on.

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