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Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

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February 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo has been reappointed as the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Readiness Subcommittee. The Readiness Subcommittee oversees military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance issues and programs, military construction, installations and family housing issues, and the BRAC process. It also oversees civilian personnel, energy security, and environmental issues that affect the Department of Defense (DOD).

January 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement on receiving the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The Distinguished Public Service Award is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Secretary of the Navy. The award was presented by RADM Craig Faller, Chief of Legislative Affairs, on behalf of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

January 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement after she was sworn in as a member of the 115th Congress:

December 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement in support of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s letter to House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions asking that the Delegates from the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, be allowed to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House.

December 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the Conference Report on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 92 yeas to 7 noes. The House of Representative previously passed the Conference Report on Friday, December 2, 2016 by a vote of 375 yeas to 34 noes. The bill now goes to President Obama, who is expected to sign the measure into law.

December 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today received the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award. The award was presented by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James. The Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA) was developed to appropriately recognize distinguished Americans who have made significant contributions to the Air Force and its Airmen, ensuring that the U.S.

December 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo made the following statement regarding closed-door discussions to use the Continuing Resolution that funds the government to undermine statutory requirements from the National Security Act of 1974, in order to facilitate the confirmation of General James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense. The National Security Act mandates that an individual be retired from the military for at least seven years before serving in the top civilian capacity at the Secretary of Defense.

September 14, 2016 Speech

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo testifies before the House Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House to request amending the Rules for the 115th Congress to grant voting rights to the Delegates and Resident Commissioner in the Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union. 

January 27, 2016 Speech

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.

January 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s final State of the Union address. She was joined by Mike Blas, former President of the Guam Society of America, who viewed the address from the House Gallery as Congresswoman Bordallo’s guest.

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