Special Session to finalize national budget
PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): June 28, 2002 - The Twelfth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia convened on June 24 2002, for its Third Special Session to finalize the national budget and tackle matters pending in Congress.
Prior to the convening of the Special Session, Speaker Jack Fritz had informed President Leo A. Falcam, that the Special Session would be a seven (7) day session to basically consider "the Fiscal Year 2003 Budget for the National Government, the nomination of Mr. Dennis Yamase for the FSM Associate Justice position, and other important matters needing Congress action."
The Special Session is now in its fourth day of deliberation during which the following issues were addressed:
The Committee assigned to Wait on the President addressed their concerns on the above issues with a proposal for a Leadership meeting when the President returns to Palikir for further discussions on the financial crisis in Chuuk State.
The following Bills and Resolutions had also been introduced and deliberated on:
The Third Special Session of the FSM Congress is expected to continue into the first week of July.
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