Third Regular Session to convene and review expiring Declaration of Emergency

PALIKIR, POHNPEI. January 5, 2022– Speaker Wesley W. Simina has called for the Third Regular Session of the 22nd Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to convene on January 13, 2022. In accordance with Public Law 13-59, "the Congress shall meet in three regular sessions commencing on the 10th day of January, the 11th day of May and the twelfth day of September each year, unless the Presiding Officer shall set a different date or dates."

According to the Speaker’s call, the purpose of this regular session is for Congress to review and address the expiration of the amended President’s Declaration of Emergency, along with pending nominations, unfinished businesses before the Congress Committees, and other matters pending before the Congress. The call by Speaker Simina further encourages cooperation from all departments and relevant personnel of the National Government during its remote hearings and meetings.

Session times will follow the timeline established for the remote sessions of the Congress: 10:00am in Chuuk and Yap, and 11:00am in Kosrae and Pohnpei. The Congress will be in sessions for the duration of 20 days, unless extended by congressional resolution.

In line with current session practices in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Third Regular Session will not be opened to the general public, it will however be broadcasted live thru the Congress website:  Interested parties are encouraged to follow the session proceedings online.


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