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Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Representing the People of Guam

Bordallo Reappointed Readiness Subcommittee Ranking Member

February 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo has been reappointed as the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Readiness Subcommittee. The Readiness Subcommittee oversees military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance issues and programs, military construction, installations and family housing issues, and the BRAC process. It also oversees civilian personnel, energy security, and environmental issues that affect the Department of Defense (DOD). Congresswoman Bordallo has served as the Readiness Subcommittee’s Ranking Member since 2011.

Congresswoman Bordallo will also continue to serve on the HASC Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces and the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs and Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.

“I appreciate my Democratic colleagues’ continued confidence in me to serve as the Readiness Subcommittee’s Ranking Member for the 115th Congress. Our subcommittee provides oversight on critical issues that support our servicemembers’ ability to properly train and maintain equipment needed to fulfill their missions. The subcommittee is also responsible for oversight of operations and maintenance accounts, which enables me to continue to ensure that DOD, as an equitable partner, is being responsive to the needs of Guam. My position as Ranking Member of Readiness, in previous years, has helped to secure funding to address impacts associated with the Marine realignment as well as address workforce and other challenges.  In total, this role has allowed me to look out for our community’s interest in our on-going relationship with the military.  I look forward to continuing our bipartisan work to address the diverse issues before our subcommittee, and I welcome my good friend, Congressman Joe Wilson, as he becomes our new Readiness chairman. Congressman Wilson is a good friend of Guam and his knowledge of issues impacting our island will be invaluable in the years to come.  I also thank former Chairman Rob Wittman for his close partnership over the last four years.  

“I also look forward to continue serving on the HASC Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces as well as on the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs and Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. These committee assignments are important to addressing the many unique issues that impact Guam and our region, and reflect the priorities of our community.”