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Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Representing the People of Guam

Military Build Up

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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.

January 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to request that he include Guam on his upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region. The Department of Defense announced that Secretary Mattis will visit Japan and South Korea during his first trip abroad as Secretary of Defense.

December 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the Conference Report on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 92 yeas to 7 noes. The House of Representative previously passed the Conference Report on Friday, December 2, 2016 by a vote of 375 yeas to 34 noes. The bill now goes to President Obama, who is expected to sign the measure into law.

September 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today wrote to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Director Leon Rodriguez to urge him to provide immediate regulatory relief to address the continued H-2B challenges on Guam. Congresswoman Bordallo reiterated her concern that the high rates of H-2B renewal denials are impacting Guam’s workforce and will adversely affect Guam’s construction and health industries, among others, including ongoing and future projects related to the military build-up and associated civilian infrastructure projects.

August 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the Department of Defense has awarded the Guam Waterworks Authority $55.30 million for civilian water and wastewater improvement projects related to the realignment of Marines from Okinawa to Guam.

July 19, 2016 Press Release

Hagåtña, Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the Department of Defense has obligated $55.65 million for civilian water and wastewater improvement projects related to the realignment of Marines from Okinawa to Guam. This funding is part of a $106.4 million appropriation that was approved by Congress and was authorized by a provision sponsored by Congresswoman Bordallo in the FY16 NDAA. She has secured a similar provision in this year’s defense bill that authorizes funding for the remaining funds.

The funding includes the following:

May 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 by a vote of 277 yeas to 147 noes. The bill includes the two amendments offered by Congresswoman Bordallo that were made in order by the House Rules Committee last night.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today spoke before the House Committee on Rules to propose the text of H.R. 44, as modified, the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act, as an amendment to H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. She also proposed an amendment that would provide the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with flexibility in renewing H-2B visas on Guam.

May 17, 2016 Video

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo testifies before the House Committee on Rules on amendments to H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. She requested that an amendment to grant U.S. Customs and Immigration Services with flexibility in extending H-2B visas on Guam be made in order. She also requested that an amendment to include, H.R. 44, as modified, the Guam Loyalty Recognition Act, as a provision of the NDAA be made in order.

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