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Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Representing the People of Guam

Bordallo Underscores Guam Veterans’ Challenges with House Veterans Affairs Committee

May 16, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee to highlight challenges affecting veterans on Guam and in the Pacific. She discussed the difficulties Guam’s veterans experience in obtaining persistent and timely health care, especially with extended wait times and the difficulties of recruiting and retaining VA doctors on Guam. Congresswoman Bordallo further testified on the concerns in our community regarding the alleged use of Agent Orange or other dioxin-based herbicides on Guam during the Vietnam War.

“Today I testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee on the unique difficulties experienced by veterans on Guam and in the Pacific. We must solve the challenges our veterans face in obtaining consistent and timely health care as well as address the claims of Agent Orange use on Guam during the Vietnam War. Congress has a responsibility to live up to the promises our nation made to veterans for their service and sacrifices. I am committed to working with my colleagues to provide solutions to the many issues important to our veterans on Guam.”

View Congresswoman Bordallo’s testimony: https://youtu.be/K2q5E1sLvjA