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Governor, US congressional working group coming close on CW legislation

GOVERNOR Ralph D.L.G. Torres, in a statement late Tuesday evening, said he and other members of the U.S. congressional working group led by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are close to legislation that will extend the CW program and provides for increased resources on U.S. workforce development.

Torres said he has been working closely over the last several weeks on provisions that he introduced with the Northern Marianas Business Alliance.

“We applaud Senator Murkowski for agreeing to take the lead in helping the CNMI and have welcomed with open arms the opportunity to work with her office and the other U.S. congressional offices in crafting legislation that provides long-term benefits to the CNMI. We are very pleased that my colleagues in our working group are adding provisions I personally recommended with the NMBAC. As we continue to progress in our discussions, I will keep everyone informed as we move forward,” Torres said.