Congress approves National Budget, now tackles National Nominations
Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Congress): October 3, 2011 - Following intense deliberation on the National Budget, Congress extended the Second Regular Session for six (6) more days until October 8th to tackle the nominations by President Emanuel 'Manny' Mori for his Cabinet positions, Heads of Agencies and Offices of the National Government along with the posts for FSM Representatives abroad, all of which were deferred during the Special Session in July 2011.
The President's nominations included, for Secretaries for the Departments of:
1. Education: Dr. Rufino Mauricio;
The remaining nominations for the various Offices and Agencies of the National Government included nominations for:
1. National Elections Office: Mr. Albert T. Welly;
For the FSM Government representatives abroad, the President nominated the following:
1. Mrs. Jane J. Chigiyal: Permanent Representative to the United Nations;
Regular Sessions of the FSM Congress are scheduled for a 20-day period unless extended or shortened through by Congress. Accordingly, the Second Regular Session of the 17th FSM Congress as convened, is from September 12 thru October 1, 2011.
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