Congress session adopts compact budget, telecom measure and others
Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Congress): June 7, 2010 - May sessions are traditionally referred to as Budget Sessions since it primarily focuses on the national government budget, especially the compact portion. Since its' convening of May 11th, the Congress has met with national Departments, Offices, Agencies and entities partially or wholly funded through the Compact of Free Association between the FSM and the United States.
The President's proposed national government budget for Fiscal Year 2010 is $53,044,445, with the compact portion of the budget at 4.3 million or 15%. The proposed FY-11 national budget is further apportioned as follows: 73.5% from Domestic Revenue; 8.3% from US Federal Programs; 2.2% from the Supplemental Educational Grant; 0.7% from other foreign assistance and the compact portion rounding out with 15.3%.
Congress had, through Congressional Resolution 16-96, approved the proposed 4,403,340 compact portion of the FY-11 national budget with a few changes. A total amount of 115,511 was deleted from the operations budget of the National Department of Education and transferred instead to the National Scholarship. Another change under the resolution is to reduce the requested Public Infrastructure Sector Grant to $0.
Other Resolutions adopted during the Fourth Regular Session include:
Two nomination resolutions were also placed on the last day of session for consideration, but were defeated:
C.R. 16-82, the nomination of Marion Henry for the post of Secretary of Department of Resources and Development; and
C.R. 16-95, the nomination of Albert T. Welly for the post of National Elections Director.
Along with the Resolutions, Congress passed on second and final reading, the following Congressional Acts:
And the final measure passed during the Fourth Regular Session of the 16th FSM Congress is:
An exhausted Congress finally adjourned sine-die on May 30, 2010 with the adopted and passed legislative measures transmitted to the Office of the President for appropriate action.
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