Kilili files for fourth congressional term

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS – Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan today filed his petition as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. Surrounded by supporters and family at the Commonwealth Election Commission, Sablan submitted the necessary paperwork to place his name on the ballot for the November 4 election.

Congressman Kilili is running for his fourth term representing the people of the Northern Mariana Islands in our national government. He was elected as the Marianas very first member of Congress in 2008 and successfully won re-election in 2010 and 2012.

Maintenance of effort

IN my remarks to the Legislature in July I urged appropriation of funds for the Public School System and Northern Marianas College to meet the maintenance-of-effort requirements the commonwealth government agreed to when accepting the 2009 State Fiscal Stabilization Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Fletcher thanks Kilili for helping CUC

Marianas Variety by Junhan B. Todiño – U.S. Public Health Service officers play a vital role in the improvement of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s water treatment and operational processes, CUC Executive Director Alan W. Fletcher said yesterday as he expressed his appreciation to U.S.

‘Human resources key to NMI economic growth’

Speaking before human resource managers yesterday, Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) vowed to make sure every person in the CNMI “has enough to eat, is healthy and educated, and has a job” to maximize its human resources.

US House Agriculture Committee chair joins ribbon cutting for Garapan public market

Visiting U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman Frank Lucas (R-Ok) joined Gov. Eloy S. Inos and Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) in leading yesterday’s ribbon cutting for a $200,000 permanent public market on Saipan that Lucas said is a bridge between food producers and consumers at a time when so many parts of the United States experience a disconnect between the two.

Inos, Kilili top mock poll

The Maximum Impact Leading Excellence or MILE CNMI, a group of new and young voters, conducted mock gubernatorial and U.S. congressional elections from August 9 to 15 in different areas on Saipan.

The U.S. Congress incumbent Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan received 55 votes against Democrat Andrew Salas who garnered 25.

Visiting US Republican congressmen back Kilili bill

U.S. Congressmen Doc Hastings, R-Wa., and John Fleming, R-La., yesterday said an adequate and reliable workforce is important for the CNMI economy so they will support the passage of H.R. 4296 which exempts the commonwealth and Guam from the national H-Visa cap for skilled foreign workers.

Authored by U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Ind.-MP, the measure also extends E2-C investor visas, continues the ban on asylum applications in the CNMI, and extends for five years the transitional guest worker program that ends in Dec. 2014.

8 US lawmakers on Saipan, talk immigration with key businesses

U.S. House Natural Resources Committee chair Doc Hastings (R-Wa) and seven other members of Congress arrived on Saipan yesterday and were treated to a beachside welcome dinner reception that mixed island hospitality and informal talks with key business leaders about immigration policies such as the requested extensions of the CNMI’s exemption from accepting asylum applications, national H visa cap, CNMI-only investor visa, and foreign worker program by legislation.

The Hastings delegation, which includes the CNMI’s own delegate, Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP), also stopped in Australia and New Zealand for talks on the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership, energy development, and the realignment of U.S. forces in the Western Pacific.

USDA-RD presents a $50,000 grant to CHCC

The U.S Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development, along with Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan, presented a $50,000 grant to Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. officials yesterday morning at Lao Lao Bay Golf and Resort in Kagman.

CHCC chief executive officer Esther Muña said the money will be pooled with local funds to buy hospital beds for the Commonwealth Health Center.

Inos shows up at Kilili candidacy filing

Saipan Tribune by Haidee V. Eugenio — Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP), the CNMI’s first and so far only delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, filed his petition yesterday as a candidate for the same post he first won in 2008 and later in 2010 and 2012. Gov. Eloy S. Inos also showed up minutes later to show his support for Sablan.

Sablan filed for his fourth congressional term with his wife Andrea, family, and supporters by his side.