Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM Congress adopts six resolutions during its Fourth Regular Session

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Service): June 2, 2006 - The Fourteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia adopted six new resolutions at the conclusion of its Fourth Regular Session on May 19, 2006.

Leading the adopted measures was Congressional Resolution 14-70, which expressed appreciation by the FSM Congress to Kyowa Shipping Co., LTD. for waiving shipping charges for a recent transport of Health and Education supplies to the State of Chuuk.

Congressional Resolution (CR) 14-71, called on the President to recall FSM's Ambassador to the United States, HE Jesse Marehalau. The resolution also called for action to be taken to resolve management problems at the Embassy in Washington, DC.

CR. 14-73, called on the President to engage in discussions with the United States to continue FSM's eligibility for projects funded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) under the US Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA).

CR. 14-75, set the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from FSM Government's General Fund for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2006. The resolution estimates the total at $94,821,450 from the following sources: $27,135,000 from Domestic Revenues; $67,394,095 from the amended Compact; and remaining $292,355 from Compact I.

CR. 14-76, approved the 2005/2006 agreement between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority and the Federation of Japan Tuna Fisheries Co-Operative Association, National Offshore Tuna Fisheries Association of Japan and Japan Far Seas Purse Seine Fishing Association, concerning the supply of goods and services for the development of fisheries of the Federated States of Micronesia for the period from 10th August 2005 to 9th August, 2006.

CR. 14-77-shorten the Fourth Regular Session of the Fourteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

The Congressional Acts from the same Fourth Regular Session are still pending action from the President.

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