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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-Guam) introduced the “IDEA Parity for Outlying Areas Act” (H.R.6770), which would increase federal funding for special education in public schools on Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Freely Associated States.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswomen Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-Guam) urged U.S.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded the University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (UOG CEDDERS) $2,735,000 in federal grant assistance to address the needs of Guam’s individuals with developmental disabilities. The award is for a five-year period, providing UOG CEDDERS with $547,000 annually.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today joined members of House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in recognizing exemplary young adults throughout the country and presenting them with the Congressional Award Gold Medal.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswomen Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-Guam) and Stacey E. Plaskett (D-USVI) introduced the Federal School Meals Parity Act (H.R.6132), which seeks to increase federal support for K-12 schools on Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the U.S.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo joined leaders in Washington, D.C. to honor recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Local teachers Fina Leon Guerrero from Manuel Ulloa Lujan Elementary School and Richard Carlos Velasco F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School were among those named by President Obama as recipients of the award.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today introduced federal legislation to extend eligibility for national service programs to citizens of the Freely Associated States who reside in the United States and are otherwise eligible for these programs. Specifically her bill would amend Section 5 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to include citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands who reside in the U.S. on the list of eligible individuals. The current statute only allows U.S.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives’ passage of the conference report to S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The bill reauthorizes and amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and passed by a vote of 359 ayes to 64 noes. The bill passed the Senate on July 16, 2015 and now heads to President Obama for enactment.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that she is accepting applications for a Congressional nomination to the U.S. Service Academies. Students interested in attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York are encouraged to apply. Complete application packets must be received by Congresswoman Bordallo’s Guam District Office by December 1, 2015.
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved $26,700,000 in federal low interest loans through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program. The loans will be used for capital improvement projects at the University of Guam and the Guam Community College. The loans were approved for 40 year terms and have an interest rate of 4%.