Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

President Calls for Third Special Session of FSM Congress

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Services): October 30, 2007 - President Manny Mori has called for a special session of the 15th Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to convene November 14, 2007, for a period of ten (10) days.

In a letter to Speaker Figir dated October 25, 2007 President Mori requests Congress to consider the following matters:

  1. Proposed amendments to the FYO7 Budget Act, as amended, and the FYO8 Budget Act,

  2. Bill No. CB 15-62 (providing for the appointments of the FSM's JEMCO and Compact Trust Fund Committee representatives);.

  3. Bill No. 15-63 (relating authorization of the $4 million grant from the People's Republic of China for "emergency government reforms");

  4. Bill No.15-67 (appropriation requests for outstanding government debts, funding of the FSM Compact Review Committee and for other purposes);

  5. A Resolution and related matters authorizing the FSM Fuel Corporation to borrow money;

  6. Congressional Bill No. 15-64 ( a proposed amendments to Title 54 of the FSM code relating limited exemptions from the Gross Revenue Tax for businesses involving significant investments in the FSM);

  7. The Nominations for the various national boards and commissions and cabinet and diplomatic posts; and

Another appropriation measures to be submitted.

President Mori noted that for the sake of our national progress he ask the Congress for their continued cooperation on the above measures.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356