Congressional Address set for January 6 next year

Congressman Michael San Nicolas (PNC file photo)
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A date has finally been set for Congressman Michael San Nicolas’ first Congressional address to the Guam Legislature — it’s next year, on Friday Jan. 6.

San Nicolas did not deliver an address this year, his first year in office as Guam’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Speaker Tina Muna Barnes has maintained that the Guam Code requires the delegate to appear before the legislature once a year and give an address on federal-territorial issues. She wrote to him last month inviting him to set a date.

San Nicolas initially responded by saying the invitation came late and he would notify the legislature when he was ready.

This past Monday he did, advising the Speaker that he would be available to address the legislature on either Dec. 18 or Jan. 6.

The Speaker chose January 6, 2020.

In her response to San Nicolas, the Speake wrote that her constituents have brought an array of federal-territorial concerns to her attention in recent months and she looks forward to hearing his progress on those issues.