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The Congresswoman today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $190,000 grant to the University of Guam (UOG) for the Guam Enterprise Initiative.
July 24, 2013 Press Release
The Congresswoman today joined members of the full House Armed Services Committee in discussing the importance of the rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific region and its implications to U.S. national security.
July 23, 2013 Press Release
The Congresswoman today joined members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus in a meeting with President Obama at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to discuss concerns and legislative priorities.
May 22, 2013 Press Release
The Congresswoman today issued the following statement on the House Committee on Appropriations approving its version of the Fiscal Year 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The bill provides $38.9 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The bill will likely be considered by the full House of Representatives in the coming weeks.
May 14, 2013 Press Release
The Congresswoman today released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Pentagon will furlough civilian employees as a result of deep budget cuts from sequestration.
May 9, 2013 Press Release
The Congresswoman announced that the USDA Rural Development has approved a Value Added Producer Grant of $300,000 for Grow Guam, LLC.
The Congresswoman requested updates on how the Marines’ transition to Guam is progressing, and how sequestration will affect the move. She also requested the Navy’s commitment to continue working with her to ensure the intent of section 7310 of title 10 is upheld according to the intent of Congress.
April 10, 2013 Press Release
The Congresswoman today issued the following statement on the release of President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2014. The President’s proposal reflects an attempt to grow the economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class; it also includes measures to reduce the deficit in a balanced way. Of particular importance to Guam are significant investments in funding to develop Guam as a strategic hub in the Asia-Pacific region with almost $500 million in military construction funding. Below is a chart that details the funding levels for each project.
March 5, 2013 Press Release
The Congresswoman received testimony from General C. Robert Kehler, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), and Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), at a full committee hearing held by the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 2014 posture of PACOM and STRATCOM.
The Congresswoman and Governor Eddie Calvo today met with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Undersecretary of the Navy Robert Work and other senior Department of Defense officials to discuss the impacts sequestration may have on the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, including the military build-up on Guam. They also raised the importance of the Guam Strike program at Andersen Air Force Base.