Governor Bryan Travels to Washington, D.C. for Series of Meetings

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (Government House Photo)

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. will be out of the territory this week traveling to Washington, D.C., for a series of important meetings. He is expected to return on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Among his engagements, the governor will attend the annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Interagency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA) and the winter meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA).

At the National Governors Association’s annual meeting, Bryan, alongside his co-chair on the NGA’s task force on Education, Workforce and Community Investment, Idaho governor Brad Little, will lead a discussion on the comprehensive Farm Bill priorities released by the association in September 2023.

The Education, Workforce and Community Investment Task Force, chaired by Bryan and Little, oversees various critical issues, including labor and workforce development, career and technical skills, PreK-12 education, postsecondary education, criminal justice, housing and agriculture.

During his time in Washington, Bryan will also meet with State Department officials to advance plans addressing key priorities, including a special visa waiver program to tackle workforce shortages in the territory and meet the recovery-related workforce demands. Furthermore, discussions will ensue regarding the territory’s potential participation in CARICOM.

Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach Esq. will serve as acting governor until Bryan’s return on Tuesday, Feb. 27.