REPRESENTUS IGNORES US TERRITORIES IN CAMPAIGN
“The newly-elected Delegate Michael San Nicolas (D) of Guam is also making his mark in the federal government; in May of 2019, San Nicolas was appointed Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, where he has considerable ability and influence to draw attention to territorial financial issues.
“I really think that the time has come for this country to stop neglecting the territories,” San Nicolas said at a Financial Services Committee meeting, one month before being announced as Vice Chairman.
He also pointed out that exclusion from national statistics and involvement by organization and advocacy groups can make life more difficult for those living in the territories, and hinder progress to reform. San Nicolas addressed executives from Zillow, an online real estate database company, pointing out that by neglecting to have a presence in Guam, the company creates challenges for residents looking for mortgage loans.”