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Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Representing the People of Guam

Military Build Up

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July 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 by a vote of 344 yeas to 81 noes. H.R. 2810 authorizes $621.5 billion for national defense programs as well as an additional $74.6 billion for overseas contingency operations.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Readiness has marked up and reported to the full Committee the Readiness portion of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The Readiness mark includes Guam-specific provisions sponsored by Congresswoman Bordallo, who is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement in response to Governor Calvo’s remarks at the Rotary Club of Guam indicating that his administration is no longer supporting the military buildup.

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:

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