Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia

Last Regular Session of 16th Congress to convene Monday

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Congress): January 7, 2011 - The Sixteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia will convene its final Regular Session on January 10 2011, and is expected to adjourn in 20 days.

Congress is set to address the bills and resolutions pending from previous sessions among which include requests for supplemental appropriations.

The Executive Branch has been requested to provide a revised revenue projection for FY-2011 along with an analysis of the amount of Compact sector grants received by the National Government for information necessary to enable deliberations by Congress.

To prepare for Monday' s session, members of the Special Committee appointed by Speaker Isaac V. Figir are conducting public hearings with the relevant departments and offices as called for in Congressional Resolution 16-131.

The resolution called for the Speaker to appoint a Special Committee to investigate "violations by the Executive Branch of the Financial Management Act and the National Public Service System Act."

During the November Special Session, Speaker Figir appointed Vice Speaker Fredrico O. Primo to head the Special Committee with members comprised of Senator Paliknoa K. Welly, Senator Joseph J. Urusemal and Senator Tony H. Otto.

Members of the Special Committee arrived in Pohnpei this week and began its work on January 6th conducting public hearings with the relevant departments and offices to report its findings to the 16th FSM Congress during its Sixth Regular Session.

Monday's session will start at 10am and as usual is open to the interested public.


For further information on this release, please contact:

Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia
Public Information Office
P.O Box PS-3
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2324/2325
Fax.: (691) 320-5122
e-mail: congresspio@mail.fm
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