"We have lost icons, pioneers, and real life heroes in this past year, and the passage of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a loss of a giant in our justice system, an embodiment of American courage, and a call to action for those of us who have taken the mortality of our heroes for granted," states Congressman San Nicolas.
In the final tranche of HUD funding via the CARES Act, Guam has received an additional $1.7MM, bringing total HUD CARES Act funding for Guam to $7.9MM.
For Immediate Release
Governor, Congressman advocate for Guam in the Financial Services Committee
On September 10, 12pm EST (Sept 11, 2am CHST) Guam will have a coveted seat at the table with just three other States, New Mexico, Kansas, and Minnesotta, with their respective Governors addressing the Financial Services Committee on:
As we enter the last month of the 3rd quarter of 2020, the Office of Congressman San Nicolas wished to provide an update on federal War Claims payments.
As the Guam Legislature deliberates the FY 2021 budget, seeks answers on CARES Act encumbrances, and weighs the use of remaining CARES Act resources, Congressman San Nicolas reminds them that funds are available for essential workers and rental assistance, and also offers guidance on how to pursue the unemployment funds available in the President's Executive Order.
Today Congressman San Nicolas introduced H.R. 8029, seeking a National Heritage Area (NHA) study for Guam. Such a study, conducted by the National Park Service, will identify areas on Guam that are eligible for NHA designation. Such designation provides federal expertise and funding ranging from $250 thousand to $1 million per year, while keeping the area locally owned and operated.
H.R. 7986 entitled the Native Chamorro Equity Act was introduced in the 116th Congress by Congressman Michael San Nicolas to create a means to identify qualified Native Chamorro companies as 8(a) firms eligible for federal set-aside, sole-source, and general contracts.
In a letter to Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, Congressman San Nicolas advises a review of the Pennsylvania program utilizing state and local CARES Act funds for compensating essential workers.
"Essential workers have held us up and kept us going, and we need to compensate that accordingly," opened Congressman San Nicolas.
As part of the appropriations Bill for Homeland Security being considered by the House of Representatives, Congressman Tiffany of Wisconsin attempted to move an amendment to defund Visa Waivers for Guam and the CNMI.