San Nicolas says Speaker’s invitation came late

Congressman Michael San Nicolas (PNC file photo)

Guam Delegate Michael San Nicolas says Speaker Tina Muna Barnes’ invitation for him to address the Guam Legislature came late and thus the address may have to be moved to the last month of the year.

According to San Nicolas, he received the Speaker’s invitation only last Oct. 28 and as per public law, the determination of the Congressional Address is contingent upon the Speaker’s invitation.

“Having received this invitation so late in the year, my office is working to navigate the remainder of the Congressional calendar to accommodate the late invitation to this important event. We have accomplished much and am very excited to share it with the people of Guam,” the congressman stated in a letter to Barnes.

Currently, San Nicolas said the House is in Session throughout November with a district period in the last week of the month.

“However this is inadequate time for us to prepare. We are seeking a date in December, but recent voting dates have shifted so we are seeking to finalize when these are in order to inform your office,” the congressman wrote.

He added: “We look forward to your accommodations of our notice given the late transmittal of your invitation.”