News Releases

Jul 25, 2021

More progress on Medicaid

The next step for the Supporting Medicaid in the U.S. Territories Act, with its $483 million in funding for the Marianas, is a vote by the House of Representatives.

Jul 25, 2021

$761k for sea turtle conservation

The Department of Lands and Natural Resources is receiving $761,052 in Species Recovery Grant Program funds, NOAA announced.

Jul 25, 2021

More Marianas STEM funding

Your congressional office received confirmation this week from the U.S. Department of Defense that partnerships between military units and Marianas schools can apply for STARBASE funding to help students gain exposure to real-world applications of science, engineering, technology and math.

Jul 25, 2021

More funding for policing

Federal funds for policing and crime prevention in the Marianas could triple from current levels under legislation I introduced.

Jul 25, 2021

Veterans benefits job opens

Veterans may soon have their own Veterans Benefits Counselor located in the Marianas. The Department of Veterans Affairs is now hiring for the position.

Jul 25, 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...

Jul 18, 2021

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - July 16, 2021

$482m. agreed for Marianas Medicaid • Forgiveness of CNMI $88.7m. loan • PSS funding doubles in FY22 bill • Visiting Oleai Elementary • Helping survivors, students, older workers • More Marianas earmarks in FY22 • Touching base with USDA • 12 VA Health bills • VA: low enrollment limits services • VA Police Accountability • VA benefits counselor next week • Improving public land resilience • Climate bills advanced • Tell your food aid story • SNAP Benefits Cliff • App Challenge registration now open • Kilili Time Capsule • OPPORTUNITIES • HIGHLIGHTS

Jul 18, 2021

$482m. agreed for Marianas Medicaid

Marianas Medicaid will receive $482,350,000 over the next eight years under terms of a bipartisan agreement approved by the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Jul 18, 2021

Forgiveness of CNMI $88.7m. loan

Language that would forgive the $88.7 million the Commonwealth borrowed from the federal government this year was added to the fiscal 2022 Homeland Security spending bill during the Appropriations Committee mark-up.

Jul 18, 2021

PSS funding doubles in FY22 bill

Title I-A funding for the Marianas Public School System more than doubles in the fiscal year 2022 education spending bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee.

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