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The U.S. Representative for Northern Mariana Islands's At large district, serving since 2009.
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A new Congress
The 115th U.S. Congress convened on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. I know we can work successfully in a Republican-led Congress, because we have for the last two years. Though the prospect of a new President on January 20 creates some uncertainty, I have no doubt about what the priorities will continue to be for the people I represent in the Northern Mariana Islands: Addressing the need of our growing economy for workers remains a central concern. That means making sure that U.S. immigration works to help, not hurt us and making sure that our own people get the education they need to lead productive lives. We also have to make sure that immigration policy remains friendly to tourists from Russia and China. I look forward to President-elect Trump’s promise to rebuild infrastructure. The Marianas already lags behind the rest of America when it comes to the cost of electricity, 24-hour water, and adequate waste disposal systems. If we want to continue our economic growth, we have to have th











THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - January 6, 2017
In this issue:    115th Congress sworn in  A new Congress CW increase bill reintroduced Congressional Hispanic Caucus grows Apply now for CHCI Congressional Internship APAICS summer internships available Welcoming DC office visitors Opportunities - Federal grants, jobs for/in the Marianas  Highlights in the legislative program  _________________________________________________________________ A new Congress.  The 115th U.S. Congress convened on Tuesday. I know we can work successfully in a Republican-led Congress, because we have for the last two years. Though the prospect of a new President on January 20 creates some uncertainty, I have no doubt about what the priorities will continue to be for the people I represent in the Northern Mariana Islands: Addressing the need of our growing economy for workers remains a central concern. That means making sure that U.S. immigration works to help, not hurt us and making sure that our own people get the education they nee











Apply now for CHCI Congressional Internship
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is offering paid summer and semester eight-week internships on Capitol Hill to promising Hispanic undergraduate students. Selected individuals will experience what it’s like to work in a congressional office while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. The deadline to apply for summer internships is January 20, 2017. Fall internship applications are due April 21, 2017. For more information or to submit an application, go to http://chci.org/programs/internships/.











CW increase bill reintroduced
I reintroduced in the new Congress my legislation increasing CW nonimmigrant worker permits in the Northern Marianas. H.R. 339 is the same bill as H.R. 6401, which the House passed but the Senate did not act on in the last Congress. The bill provides an extra 2,002 workers - returning us to the 2013 level of 15,000 - but only for 2017. According to Commonwealth government data, even with 15,000 foreign workers, the majority of jobs in the Marianas economy will still be held by U.S. workers. H.R. 339 also raises to $200 the fee employers pay for each CW permit. The money goes to train locals to replace foreign workers. The legislation has broad support in the Marianas, including from Governor Torres, Senate President Borja, the Governor’s Strategic Economic Development Council, the Hotel Association of the Northern Marianas, the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation.














 
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