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Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Representing the People of Guam

War Claims

"Bringing closure to war claims for the people of Guam remains my top legislative priority. Although H.R. 44 has faced obstacles, I continue advocate for the bill’s passage."

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December 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today regarding the Guam Legislature’s passage of Resolution 34-242.

“Resolving war claims for our manamko’ has long been a priority for me, and while legislation enacted into law last year was not perfect, it represented decades of work by me and each of my predecessors. I have always stated that using Section 30 funds above levels collected in 2014 and remitted to Guam was not the final effort, but it was the only way to overcome strong Republican objections in Congress.

August 15, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo and the Guam Public Defender Service Corporation (PDSC) announced that PDSC will provide free notary public services for those completing applications under the Guam War Claims Program. A notary public from the PDSC will be available at the Office of Congresswoman Bordallo in Hagåtña twice a month to provide the service free of charge to applicants. Those seeking the service can visit the Office of Congresswoman Bordallo on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement clarifying the availability of funds to pay war claims when the program filing period ends on June 20, 2018.

June 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC) has opened the Guam War Claims Program. The Program will be open for one year and claimants will have until June 20, 2018 to submit a claim directly with the FCSC.

June 19, 2017 Video

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo announces that the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC) has opened the Guam War Claims Program. The Program will be open for one year and claimants will have until June 20, 2018 to submit a claim directly with the FCSC.

For more information, visit www.bordallo.house.gov/warclaims 

January 11, 2017 Page

On December 23, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation (Public Law 114-328) that included the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act, which recognizes the people of Guam for their unwavering loyalty to the United States during enemy occupation during World War II. The law implements many of the recommendations of the Guam War Claims Review Commission. Passage of war claims legislation was an effort undertaken by every Guam Delegate to the U.S.

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.

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