Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

President Mori Calls for Second Special Session of Congress

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): November 17, 2009 - Based on consultations with Speaker Figir, President Mori has decided to call for a special session of the 16th FSM Congress to be held for at least 7 days starting on November 30th, 2009, in Pohnpei. This is the second special session of the 16th Congress since it began in May of 2009.

President Mori decided to call this special session due to impending nominations for Congress to approve, a FY2010 supplementary budget request, and new legislations, grants and treaties that need approval and action by Congress. Another item on the agenda of the special session is the seating of the new at-large member from Pohnpei State, Hon. Peter M. Christian.

In preparation for a productive session, President Mori has informed all department, office and agency heads to be fully responsive to the requests for assistance and information from Congress and he will continue to enforce the long-standing policy that curtails travel for heads of departments, offices and agencies during sessions of Congress.

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