Medicaid funding will be allocated to Puerto Rico
Congress finally passed legislation to provide Medicaid funding to the citizens of Puerto Rico. Both Democrats and Republicans agreed to give more than $17.6 billion over the next five years to cover the territory’s Medicaid expenditures.
Guam’s abortion ban may be threatened in the coming days
Guam’s Attorney General, Doug Moylan, suggests that his team will act against Public Law 20-134, which has banned abortion in the territory since the 1990s.
Biden’s climate plans involve the US Territories
With the release of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), the administration is hoping to track its climate goals more effectively. The CEJST will also include data from the US territories, though information deficiencies will still remain.
Attorney General of the US Virgin Islands fired after a lawsuit filed against JP Morgan Chase
Attorney General Denise George was relieved of her duties in December just after filing a lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase for their connection with Jeffrey Epstein. With this departure, she ends a four-year career as the top prosecutor in the US Virgin Islands.
Residents of American Samoa demand action from the government concerning a dangerous landslide area
Westside residents are hopeful that the government will take action against a dangerous landslide area at Asili, where a significant landslide occurred in the second week of December.