U.S. Congressman Rob Wittman, chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on Readiness, wants to have dinner and meet with CNMI leaders and visit sites on Tinian intended for planned Department of Defense projects, after he arrives on Saipan this Friday, Saipan Tribune learned.
The congressional delegation, or CODEL, led by Wittman and made up of Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, a ranking member of Wittman’s subcommittee, and accompanied by committee staff and a military escort, wants to meet with the CNMI’s Executive Branch, Tinian Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicolas, and lawmakers for their brief visit this weekend on Friday and Saturday.
Military and government officials have been communicating ahead of the visit to finalize a tentative schedule that right now sets Wittman’s arrival at 5:30pm on Saipan Friday, Feb. 19, followed by an executive dinner, and meetings with local officials tentatively planned for the following day, Saturday.
The delegation also plans to head to Guam Saturday afternoon to U.S. Marine relocation sites and meet with Guam lawmakers and Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo later in the day.