Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that he received in his office today a letter dated September 29, 2004 from Pedro A. Tenorio, CNMI’s Resident Representative to the U.S., thanking him for his support of H.R. 5135, a bill to provide CNMI with a nonvoting Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.
In his letter, Representative Tenorio said, “No words could adequately express my gratitude to you for cosponsoring H.R. 5135 and for your unfailing support of this measure to provide for a nonvoting delegate to the House of Representatives to represent the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. I am humbled today by the unanimous consent of the Committee during the bill’s markup. This important legislation reflects the long held and historic desire of the people of the NMI to be represented in our national government and you, Congressman Faleomavaega, have brought us that much closer to realizing this dream.
The people of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands join me in extending to you a Gof Dangkulo Na Si Yuus Maase.”
“I am deeply touched by Representative Tenorio’s letter and I am very grateful that after more than 16 years of working to move this legislation forward that the House Resources Committee has come together and unanimously voted in favor of this bill. This legislation will benefit the people of NMI for generations to come and this is why NMI will continue to have my full support as this legislation moves to the Senate for consideration,” Congressman Faleomavaega concluded.