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The U.S. Representative for Northern Mariana Islands's At large district, serving since 2009.
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THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - March 10, 2017
In this issue:  Remembering Eni Faleomavaega  TriWest services needed  Meeting with AMVETS Include us in health care  Supporting Humanities Council  Trump CIP must include islands Shark fin legislation, again  McPhetres visits PSS Co-op interns  Opportunities  Legislative Highlights  ______________________________________________________________________________ VA Committee reviews Choice.  Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin and Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) testified at my first hearing as a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on Tuesday. The purpose was to review the Choice Program, which allows veterans, like those in the Marianas, who live far from regular VA facilities, to get health services from local doctors. Dr. Shulkin and Senator McCain agreed more could be done to improve Choice and other VA community care programs. I spoke about the frustration of many veterans in the Marianas, who have difficulty accessing benefits and servi











VA Committee reviews Choice
Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin and Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) testified at my first hearing as a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The purpose was to review the Choice Program, which allows veterans, like those in the Marianas, who live far from regular VA facilities, to get health services from local doctors. Dr. Shulkin and Senator McCain agreed more could be done to improve Choice and other VA community care programs. I spoke about the frustration of many veterans in the Marianas, who have difficulty accessing benefits and services they have earned. To help improve that situation is why I asked for a waiver to join the Veterans’ Affairs committee. The Committee also reported several bills: H.R. 369, extending the Choice program beyond the current sunset date of August 7;   H.R. 1259, giving the Secretary authority to remove, demote, or suspend employees for poor performance or misconduct; H.R. 1181, requiring a judicial finding before barring











New health bill ignores insular areas
When President Trump promised “insurance for everyone,” I had hopes the resulting legislation, replacing Obamacare, would include Americans living in the insular areas. It does not. I spoke out against this failure at a mark-up of three smaller health care bills in the House Education and the Workforce Committee. The Obamacare replacement, which was approved by two other committees, has tax credits to help middle-income people purchase health insurance and per-capita funding for the Medicaid insurance program for those with lower incomes. A tax credit, covered by the federal government, was a key proposal in the letter I led at the beginning of this Congress setting out the health care goals of the five congressional representatives from the insular areas — Republicans and Democrats. A per-capita Medicaid grant could also be an improvement for our areas. But the bill now moving forward only covers persons in states or the District of Columbia. The insular areas have our work cut











Sablan: Include insular areas in infrastructure plan
Saipan Tribune — WASHINGTON, D.C.—Insular areas must be included in the $1 trillion infrastructure plan that President Donald Trump has promised, said Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP). The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing Friday on infrastructure in the insular areas and Indian county, which Sablan said will help establish the need for further federal investment in capital improvements. “Insular and tribal people are among the nation’s poorest,” Sablan told the subcommittee. “And the key to raising standards of living and developing our economies is first-rate infrastructure. “Today’s hearing can establish a strong record for what our infrastructure needs are, so that when the President’s proposal is legislated this subcommittee will be able to advocate for the islands and tribes.” Trump promised during his campaign and at last week’s address to a joint session of Congress that his administration would














 
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