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Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the House of Representatives has passed H.R. 774, the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 by unanimous consent. The bill strengthens enforcement mechanisms to stop IUU fishing, which threatens the economic and social infrastructure of our fishing communities and industry, as well as the security of the United States and our allies. The bill moves to the Senate where companion legislation has already been introduced and marked-up in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo spoke at the American Logistics Association’s (ALA) 2015 Congressional Caucus and Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. The ALA works to maintain a strong military resale and MWR system, including advocacy on behalf of military commissaries and exchanges. Congresswoman Bordallo spoke on the importance of these programs to our service members, and she commended the ALA on their strong advocacy to ensure that these systems remain viable.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo speaks on the House Floor in support of H.R. 3979, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today delivered the afternoon keynote address at the Guam-U.S.-Asia Security Alliance (GUASA) Asia Pacific Security: Regional Commons, Sovereign Interests Roundtable. This roundtable discussion is the second GUASA conference held on Guam, which included defense and security experts from the U.S. mainland and Asia-Pacific region to discuss U.S.-Asian security interests.
Thank you, again, for the opportunity to speak before this very distinguished group gathered here on Guam. I want to recognize the leadership of Carl Peterson, Joe Arnett, Juan Carlos Benitez, Gerry Perez, and John Brown of GUASA as well as Paul Giarra and Patrick Cronin for organizing this event. I am confident that this week’s events will build on the progress made at last fall’s inaugural GUASA conference
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo is pleased to announce the nomination of Navy Adm. Harry Harris to become the next commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.
Harris has been serving as the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii since October 2013. If he is confirmed as the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, he will replace Adm. Samuel Locklear, who has been serving in his position since March 2012.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today introduced a bill that would amend the Social Security Act to extend eligibility for Social Security and Medicare coverage to employees of the Government of Guam. Under current federal statute, the governments of Guam, American Samoa, and the District of Columbia are prevented from entering into an agreement with the Social Security Administration to cover their employees in Social Security and Medicare. The Congresswoman’s bill would remove this exclusion for Guam and American Samoa.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement after attending a joint session of Congress to receive President Obama’s State of the Union address. She was joined by Lt. Joseph Crisostomo, USAF, who viewed the address from the House Gallery as her guest. Lt. Crisostomo is a former resident of Barrigada and graduated from George Washington High School in 2002. He was nominated by Congresswoman Bordallo to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy and was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force in 2010. Lt.