Friday, May 21, 2010

A Step Back

The KSPN news reported last night (Thursday, 5/20/2010) that Kilili's bill, which was expected to be passed in the House, got pulled.

There's been a 'last–minute' setback in congress for the Marianas Trench Marine Monument Visitor Center. Just minutes before Congressman Greg Kilili Sablan's bill was about to be debated, the bill was 'pulled' from the House calendar. Sablan's office says the Congressional Budget Office which routinely estimates bill costs, 'scored' kilili's bill at almost 19–million dollars over the next five–years. The deficit issue is highly–sensitive during this election cycle...and a top aide to Sablan says the House Natural Resources Committee, fearing a republican objection, pulled the bill "moments before" it was to be debated.
KSPN news blurb


It's too bad, but we should keep supporting this bill, H.R. 3511. Kilili said he will keep working on this. Nothing is up on his website, yet, though. Perhaps he needs to hear from us that we want him to go forward.

4 comments:

The Saipan Blogger said...

Any news on Bordallo's bill?

Saipan Writer said...

I think Kilili explained that in response to your letter, but I forget what he said.

The Saipan Blogger said...

I mean I wonder if Bordallo's bill moved forward. If it did then I doubt this had anything to do with Republicans. It was the Democrats.

The Saipan Blogger said...

I forget to tell you that I called Bordallo's office and they pulled her bill, too.