Congress Convenes for the Virtual 8th Special Session

PALIKIR, POHNPEI. October 21, 2020 -   Speaker Wesley W. Simina has called for the 21st Congress to convene for a four-day Special Session, beginning on Monday -  October 26, 2020.

The Speaker’s call is pursuant to article 10 of the FSM Constitution which authorized special sessions to convene at the call of the President or the Speaker on the written request of 2/3 or 10 of its 14 members.  An authority reiterated through Rule One of the Congress Rules of Procedure to allow the Speaker to designate a place other than the Congress Chamber in Palikir; and set a date other than the three regular sessions dates of January 10, May 11 and September 12.

According to the Call, the 8th Special Session is to be a 4-day session beginning on Monday through Thursday – October 26 thru 29, 2020.  As been practiced during the current global pandemic, the session will be held virtually across two time zones: 10am for the states of Chuuk,Yap along with Guam and 11am for Pohnpei and Kosrae time.  

Discussions will focus on national matters currently pending before the Congress along with adjustments in government expenditures.

In accordance with currently established practices stemming from the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 8th Special Session of the 21st Congress is closed to the general public.  

The public is however invited to follow the daily sessions which are streamed live at the Congress website:

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