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Hagåtña, Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding recent reports of a North Korea missile launch.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today spoke with Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, Commander, Joint Region Marianas, to discuss the Navy’s planned Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 underwater detonation training. Congresswoman Bordallo appreciated the outreach by RDML Chatfield and urged the Navy to do further outreach to educate the community on the planned exercise and in advance of future significant exercises.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement in response to Governor Calvo’s remarks at the Rotary Club of Guam indicating that his administration is no longer supporting the military buildup.
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).
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today wrote to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to request assistance in resolving Guam’s H-2B challenges and to consider any negative impacts future executive orders on immigration could have on national security in the region. She requested that Secretary Kelly exercise his regulatory authority to provide for a commonsense solution to Guam’s workforce challenges. She underscored the challenges the denials have had on Guam’s economy and the implications they could have on U.S. security interests in the region.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to request that he include Guam on his upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region. The Department of Defense announced that Secretary Mattis will visit Japan and South Korea during his first trip abroad as Secretary of Defense.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement after meeting with senior Department of Defense officials to discuss Agent Orange on Guam during the Vietnam War.