BREAKING NEWS: House rejects Senate version of bill that gives $1,000 bonus to gov’t retirees


The House of Representatives unanimously voted today, Tuesday, to reject the Senate’s version of a bill that gives a $1,000 bonus for government retirees.

All 20 representatives agreed to the creation of a conference committee that will hammer out with the Senate a mutually acceptable bill for retirees’ bonuses. The House earlier passed the bill with a $500 bonus for retirees but the Senate increased the amount to $1,000.

Democrat representatives opposed a language in the Senate’s version that will give Gov. Ralph DLG Torres’ 100% reprogramming authority of the funds.

More details to follow.



Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at
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