Bordallo Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Condemning North Korea’s Threats Against Guam
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives condemning North Korea’s threats against Guam and reaffirming the United States’ absolute and unshakable commitment to Guam’s security as well as the Pacific states and territories. The resolution seeks to protect all citizens in the Pacific region by supporting the evaluation of investments in defensive capabilities in the region, reaffirming the forward deployment of missile defense systems, urging enhanced strategic diplomatic engagement and military cooperation, demanding that the international community fully enforce sanctions against North Korea, and condemning any further escalation that endangers Guam and our citizenry.
The resolution was cosponsored by Representatives Robert Brady (PA-01), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Dwight Evans (PA-01), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), Jennifer González-Colón (PR), Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01), Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), James McGovern (MA-02), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Donald Norcross (NJ-02), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Amata Radewagen (AS), Gregorio Sablan (MP), Austin Scott (GA-08), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Juan Vargas (CA-51), Marc Veasey (TX-33) and Robert Wittman (VA-01).
“North Korea has continually shown willful disregard for UN resolutions, international agreements, sanctions, and arms controls in pursuit of its illicit nuclear weapons program. Its threats last month against Guam and our territorial waters in the Pacific were reprehensible and demand firm condemnation. The people of Guam are patriotic Americans who have given much to our nation and the security and prosperity of the region. I remain fully confident in the defensive capabilities on Guam and in the region, but it is vital that we do all that we can to prevent a military conflict with North Korea, and ensure that its regime does not continue down this path of reckless and destabilizing nuclear militarization. I thank my colleagues for their support of this resolution and hope House Leadership will expeditiously bring it to the floor for consideration.”
The text of the resolution can be found here.