While Compact migrant have and continue to make important contributions to our island, I continue to work to find solutions to lessen the burdens that the Compacts of Free Association have on our community. I believe that they are an important security and economic agreement to the United States and Guam, but we must find way to make them more sustainable.
More on Compact Impact
Today, Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) issued the below statement following confirmation from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs that GovGuam will receive $2,164,545 in discretionary Compact impact funding, as a result of Congressional appropriation.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today introduced the Guam Land Return Act of 2018.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo issued the following statement regarding proposed cuts to the Office of Insular Affairs in the President’s Budget request for fiscal year 2019. The Trump Administration proposed an 18 percent cut in funding for Guam and the other U.S. Territories from last fiscal year.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today offered three amendments relating to Compact impact and national service programs during a mark-up hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo, together with Congresswomen Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawai’i and Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of the Northern Mariana Islands, reintroduced the Compact Impact Relief Act to provide additional federal resources to Guam, Hawai’i, the CNMI, American Samoa, and other jurisdictions affected by migrants from the Freely Associated States (FAS).
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs releasing $14,906,671 in mandatory Compact impact funding to the Government of Guam. This is a $177,390 increase in mandatory funding from last year for costs associated with providing social services to migrants from the Freely Associated States residing on Guam. The Office of Insular Affairs announced that Compact impact funding to GovGuam for fiscal year 2018 will support the following:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs release of $3 million in discretionary Compact impact funding to Guam, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa; Guam received $1,491,000.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today wrote to Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina to request assistance regarding the removal of FAS migrants who have been convicted of crimes on Guam. She urged Assistant Secretary Kia’aina to set-up a meeting where appropriate federal entities could coordinate with the U.S.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today urged members of the House Natural Resources Committee to support a bill that would renew the Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Republic of Palau. She also urged the Committee to include provisions that would address Compact impact expenses incurred by the Government of Guam and other affected jurisdictions. The current Compact with Palau expired seven years ago, in 2009.
Hafa adai and thank you for the opportunity to be with you this afternoon. I thank Chamber Chairman Laura-Lynn Dacany, President Catherine Castro, Previous Chamber Chamber Jeff Jones and all the Chamber’s leadership for inviting me to speak with you during your first general meeting of 2016. The Guam Chamber of Commerce has been a cornerstone of our island community, and each of you and your businesses contributes much to improving the quality of life on Guam and providing economic opportunities to many of the island.