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Secretary Pompeo Tells President Panuelo: “We’re Ready to Start Negotiations on the Compact of Free Association”

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Secretary Pompeo Tells President Panuelo: “We’re Ready to Start Negotiations on the Compact of Free Association”

Mon, Aug 5, 2019 Mon, Aug 5, 2019

FSM Joint National Inauguration Ceremony Livestream

The Joint National Inauguration Ceremony will be livestreamed, with the program proper starting at 10:00am today July 29 2019 PONT. The link is here and already live.

Click here to access the Inaugural Address of His Excellency David W. Panuelo, Ninth President of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Office of the President of the Federated States of MicronesiaSun, Jul 28, 2019 Mon, Jul 29, 2019

Inaugural Address of His Excellency David W. Panuelo

Mon, Jul 29, 2019

President Panuelo & Secretary Wilkie Pay Respects to the Ten FSM Citizens Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice in Solemn Wreath-Laying Ceremony

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President Panuelo & Secretary Wilkie Pay Respects to the Ten FSM Citizens Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice in Solemn Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Sun, Jul 28, 2019 Sun, Jul 28, 2019

Senators Hirono, Schatz Reintroduce Legislation to Restore Health Care Access for COFA Citizens

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) reintroduced the Covering our FAS Allies Act, which would reinstate Medicaid coverage, also known as Med-QUEST in Hawaii, for citizens of the Freely Associated States (FAS) living in the United States under the Compacts of Free Association (COFA).
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Wed, Jul 24, 2019 Fri, Jul 26, 2019

Full Committee Hearing on the Freely Associated States

Full video of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesTue, Jul 23, 2019 Thu, Jul 25, 2019

ENR Reviews U.S. Interests in the Freely Associated States

(U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources – Tue, Jul 23, 2019) U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing to examine U.S. interests in the Freely Associated States (FAS), which include the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Relations between the U.S. and FAS began during World War II, when the United States ended Japanese occupation of the region.

U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesTue, Jul 23, 2019 Thu, Jul 25, 2019

Wreath Laying Ceremony In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the WW II Liberation of Guam

Washington, D.C., July 16, 2019 – A solemn wreath laying ceremony was held today at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington Cemetery, Virginia, to honor the 75th Anniversary of the World War II Liberation of Guam. Congressman Michael F. Q. San Nicholas of Guam and Congressman Gregory “Kilili” Sablan of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) led the ceremony in laying the wreath. A handful of Guamanians also graced the event. Donned in colorful Chamorro attire, they had traveled from afar to D.C. to participate at the ceremony.

Wed, Jul 17, 2019 Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Notice Concerning United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Crackdowns and Raids

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for Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia regarding recent news and social media reports on United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) crackdowns and raids concerning undocumented migrants.
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Sun, Jul 14, 2019

U.S. ICE Crackdowns & Raids

Sun, Jul 14, 2019

Priority Flat Rate Shipping Boxes to return to FSM Post Offices, Faichuk Post Office in Development

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Priority Flat Rate Shipping Boxes to return to FSM Post Offices, Faichuk Post Office in Development

Fri, Jul 5, 2019 Fri, Jul 5, 2019

President Panuelo Takes Precautious Measures in the U.S. Effort to Deport Illegal and Undocumented Immigrants in the United States

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President Panuelo Takes Precautious Measures in the U.S. Effort to Deport Illegal and Undocumented Immigrants in the United States

Fri, Jun 28, 2019 Fri, Jun 28, 2019

President Panuelo Discusses REAL ID and Compact of Free Association with Governor Ige of the State of Hawaii


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President Panuelo Discusses REAL ID and Compact of Free Association with Governor Ige of the State of Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii—On June 25th 2019 His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), was received by the Honorable David Y. Ige, Governor of the U.S. State of Hawaii in a courtesy call to discuss drivers licenses and the Compact of Free Association, among other topics.

Wed, Jun 26, 2019 Wed, Jun 26, 2019

President David W. Panuelo Meets with Secretary Robert Wilkie of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Discusses Supporting Veterans in the Federated States of Micronesia

Washington D.C., May 24, 2019– Near the conclusion of his visit to the United States, His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), met with the Honorable Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The two had met earlier at the occasion of His Excellency’s visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

Mon, Jun 3, 2019 Mon, Jun 3, 2019

President David W. Panuelo reaffirms FSM’s commitment to work closely with House Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. Congress

Washington D.C., May 27, 2019 – On Thursday May 23rd, 2019, His Excellency President David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), met with the Honorable Raúl Grijalva, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Gregorio “Kilili” Sablan, Vice Chairman for Insular Affairs in the House Committee on Natural Resources. The purpose of the meeting was to reaffirm strong relations between the U.S.

Wed, May 29, 2019 Wed, May 29, 2019

President David W. Panuelo Meets President Donald J. Trump

Washington D.C., May 23, 2019 –Ten days into office, on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, met with His Excellency Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, in the Oval Office at the White House. Following brief one-on-one meetings with President Trump, President Panuelo, His Excellency Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., President of the Republic of Palau, and Her Excellency Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, joined the U.S.

Tue, May 28, 2019 Tue, May 28, 2019

President David W. Panuelo Explores Possible Cooperation with Powerhouse Nonprofit Environmental Organizations and Philanthropists while in D.C.

Washington D.C. – On May 23rd, 2019, His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), hosted a breakfast meeting with powerhouse D.C-based nonprofit organizations (NGOs) for potential cooperation. He met with Mr. Tracy R. Wolstencroft, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Geographic Society (NGS), and also in attendance were Mr. Dan Myer, Director of Public Policy at NGS; Mr. Seth Horstmeyer, Program Director of Oceans5; and Ms. Kathryn J. Mengerink, J.D., Ph.D., Executive Director of the Waitt Foundation.

Tue, May 28, 2019 Tue, May 28, 2019

President Panuelo Attends Reception on Capitol Hill: Reaffirms the Commitment of the U.S. and FSM Governments to Proceed with Discussions to Address Expiring Compact Provisions

Washington D.C., May 21, 2019 – His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), was at U.S. Capitol Hill in the Longworth Building’s Natural Resources Committee Room this evening, May 21st, 2019, attending a reception held in the honor of the visiting Presidents of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the FSM. The three Ambassadors of the Micronesian Embassies in D.C hosted the reception, which was attended by some prominent members of the U.S. Congress as well as key congressional staffers.

Fri, May 24, 2019 Fri, May 24, 2019

President Panuelo Meets Congressman Rob Bishop, Discusses Compact Provisions; then Meets Senator Lisa Murkowski, Thanks Her for COFA Veterans Review Act

Washington, D.C., May 23, 2019 –As part of his continuing heavy engagement schedule to best represent the interests of the citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), President David W. Panuelo met with multiple lawmakers of the United States Congress on Capitol Hill today.

Fri, May 24, 2019 Fri, May 24, 2019

President David W. Panuelo and fellow Micronesian Leaders meet with U.S. Department of Defense Acting Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan

Washington, DC, May 21, 2019 – His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, and his fellow Micronesian Leaders met with Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan at the Pentagon today.

This was the first time that all three leaders of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, were hosted together at the Pentagon, demonstrating the special partnership between the United States and the Compact of Free Association (COFA) countries.

Thu, May 23, 2019 Thu, May 23, 2019