Congressional Committee on HESA hosts public hearings in States
PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Congress): March 14, 2008 - The Congressional Standing Committee on Health, Education and Social Affairs is in the State of Chuuk today to continue its series of public hearings scheduled throughout the Federated States of Micronesia.
Headed by Committee Chairman Joseph J. Urusemal, the national delegation includes the Committee on Judiciary and Governmental Operations (J&GO) and the Committee on Transportation and Communications (T&C). The FSM Social Security Administration is also part of the national delegation which meets with the State Governments, agencies and offices with related interest in the various outstanding bills and resolutions pending before the 15th FSM Congress.
According to the delegation's agenda, the bills and resolutions for the respective committees' include, from the HESA:
Along with the noted bills, the two Resolutions for the HESA Committee are: CR no. 15-71, a resolution calling for the improvement of health services particularly in relation to the preventable and treatable communicable diseases and CR no. 15-90, a resolution seeking pardon for student loans taken out during the Trust Territory era.
While the legislative measures for J&GO Committee did not include any resolutions, it took the following bills to the States:
The Committee on T&C on the other hand had six bills and two resolutions on their agenda, and they are:
The two Resolutions are CR no. 15-72, requests the President of the FSM to create a task force to launch a feasibility study for an airstrip on the island of Alei in Northwestern region of the State of Chuuk; and
CR no. 15-103, requests the President to recognize the allocation of infrastructure among Chuuk State's five regions, also seek assistance for those projects under FSM IDP not funded by Compact.
The Delegation set out on Monday - March 10th for their public hearings in the State of Kosrae. Following Kosrae, the Delegation will move to the State of Chuuk where they will hold hearings until March 15th then make their way to the State of Yap where they are expected to wrap up the public hearings and return to Palikir in time for the Fourth Special Session.
Along with Chairman Urusemal, members of the delegation include, Floor Leader Joe N. Suka, Senator Moses A. Nelson, Senator Fredrico O. Primo, Senator Paliknoa K. Welly and Alexander R. Narruhn - Administrator of the FSM Social Security Administration. Accompanying staff for the Delegation are Helen Lanctot and Alik Jackson from FSM Congress and Fransky Ilai from FSM SSA.
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