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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo wrote to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to express her concerns with reported increased rates of denials that local businesses are encountering when renewing H-visa applications. Congresswoman Bordallo noted that these workers are critical to supporting our health care and construction industries, which require specialized employees that our local workforce is not able to fully provide.
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.
Hafa Adai and thank you all for being here this afternoon. I am delighted to join you to celebrate the passage of H.R. 774, the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act, which includes Port State Measures that are critical to fighting illegal fishing within our EEZs.
Hafa adai and good morning ladies and gentlemen. Governor Calvo, MARAD Administrator Chip Jaenichen, Members of the Port Authority’s Board of Directors, General Manager Joann Brown, Port employees, and other distinguished guests. I am very happy to be here with you this morning to officially dedicate the expansion of the Port Authority of Guam. This has been a multiyear project to enhance the Port’s infrastructure and ensure that it has the capacity to meet our island’s growing cargo loads.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Guam Agency for Human Resources Development (AHRD) $2,722,641 in federal grant assistance.
The grant was awarded to (AHRD) to continue clean-up and recovery efforts after Typhoon Dolphin which struck Guam earlier this year. The funding is a National Dislocated Worker Grant and the first increment will be released in the amount of $592,253. The funds will help continue temporary employment for eligible individuals.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement on the report from the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) regarding civilian infrastructure projects relating to the realignment of Marines from Okinawa to Guam. The report can be found online at: https://bordallo.house.gov/eac_implementation_plan.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that President Obama has signed H.R. 774, the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015, into law. H.R. 774 enhances the enforcement authority of the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to regulate illegal fishing and support the sustainability of fisheries in the U.S. and globally.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement on the passage of S. 1356, the revised National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. The bill passed by a vote of 370 yeas to 58 noes. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement.