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Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Representing the People of Guam

Defense and National Security

As the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness...

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July 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, today issued the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that transgender individuals would be prohibited from serving in our armed forces in any capacity.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 by a vote of 344 yeas to 81 noes. H.R. 2810 authorizes $621.5 billion for national defense programs as well as an additional $74.6 billion for overseas contingency operations.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Readiness has marked up and reported to the full Committee the Readiness portion of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The Readiness mark includes Guam-specific provisions sponsored by Congresswoman Bordallo, who is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee.

June 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today returned from a Congressional Delegation to Alaska, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Hawaii. The CODEL, led by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, met with key government officials and military leaders to discuss the U.S.

May 15, 2017 Press Release

Hagåtña, Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding recent reports of a North Korea missile launch.

April 25, 2017 Press Release

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. 

April 6, 2017 Press Release

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.

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).

February 2, 2017 Press Release

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.

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