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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.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today wrote to the U.S. Air Force to request information on claims that Agent Orange was actively used to clear vegetation at Andersen Air Force Base.
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.
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.