News Releases

Aug 9, 2021

More education funding for vets

Veterans and eligible family members now have access to funding made possible by my GI Bill Access to Career Credentials Act

Aug 9, 2021

Microloan companion bill intro’d

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) introduced my legislation extending the Small Business Administration’s Microloan program to the Marianas as a Senate companion bill.

Aug 9, 2021

$3.1m for climate resiliency

President Biden authorized $3,133,540 for the Marianas as part of a nationwide investment in climate resiliency.

Aug 8, 2021

VA: low enrollment limits services

The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided the report I requested in last year’s appropriation for the agency, explaining that low enrollment by Marianas veterans limits the investment the Department can make in our islands.

Aug 2, 2021

Marianas in FY22 spending bills

The FY22 combined spending bill the House passed Thursday contains earmarks I requested for the Marianas and funding that specifically benefits our area. Here are some highlights of H.R. 4502:

Aug 2, 2021

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - July 30, 2021

Marianas in FY22 spending bills • Rep. Tina Sablan wants insular parity • More funding for career education • Committee okays 8 veterans bills • Focus on aging veterans care • VA Senior Executive meeting • VSO roundtable • Disaster aid for farmers • App Challenge registration now open • Kilili Time Capsule • OPPORTUNITIES • HIGHLIGHTS

Aug 1, 2021

Rep. Tina Sablan wants insular parity

Rep. Tina Sablan, Chair of the Northern Marianas Legislature Health and Welfare Committee, testified on the glaring disparities island residents face, when it comes to access to federal programs.

Aug 1, 2021

More funding for career education

Two more federal programs funding career education would be open to the Marianas under bills I introduced.

Aug 1, 2021

VA: low enrollment limits services

The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided the report I requested in last year’s appropriation for the agency, explaining that low enrollment by Marianas veterans limits the investment the Department can make in our islands.

Jul 25, 2021

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - July 23, 2021

Tebuteb addresses Marianas hunger • More progress on Medicaid • Remembering the Liberation of Guam • $761k for sea turtle conservation • More Marianas STEM funding • More funding for policing • Veterans benefits job opens • App Challenge registration now open • Kilili Time Capsule • OPPORTUNITIES • HIGHLIGHTS

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