A release from the Governor’s Office – Contact Phill Leon Guerrero at 929-7467 or Phillip.Leonguerrero@Guam.gov
“Congresswoman Bordallo has a long record of standing up for Guam in the House of Representatives. The ideas she unveiled in her annual address show she wants to improve our economy, resolve longstanding federal issues, and hold America responsible for the commitments it makes to Guam and on Guam’s behalf. We’ve done great things over the past three years to help our people; I’m looking forward to continuing this partnership to do even greater things.” —Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Calvo and Bordallo continue working relationship at home and in capital
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo pledged to continue his collaborative, supportive, and effective relationship with Congresswoman Madeliene Bordallo, after hearing her annual address to the people of Guam.
Throughout his term at Adelup, the partnership between the leaders has been the key to pushing Guam’s agenda for several important milestones:
- Signing of the Programmatic Agreement that benefits Guam
- Including rotational Marine forces in Section 30 tax disbursements to Guam
- Granting parole authority to Guam for Russian visitors
Governor supports new policy initiatives announced by Congresswoman
These leaders will work together again to advance the Congresswoman’s agenda, as announced in her address. Policies that the Governor supports include:
- Advocating for a military buildup that is good for both Guam and America’s national security, by being an active participant in the Supplemental EIS process.
- Opposing cuts to Guam’s National Guard, which Gov. Calvo agrees is “one of the best in the country.”
- Establishing a flying mission for the Air National Guard.
- Funding a $4.4 million expansion project to the community based outpatient clinic for veterans.
- Resolving the long fight to recognize the suffering endured by the Chamorro people during World War II through war reparations.
- Establishing visa waiver programs for China, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
- Delinking from the federal internal revenue code with Guam’s best interest and unique circumstances reflected in new policies.
- Offsetting matching requirements for federal programs with the amount GovGuam has spent to provide social services to Compact migrants.
- Apply for a waiver from the Department of Health and Human Services that would allow Guam to use funds authorized for Medicaid to help individuals purchase private insurance.
- Protecting our ocean resources from illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing by foreign fleets.
- Funding an education campaign on self-determination through the Office of Insular Affairs.
Governor Calvo and the administration will reach out to Congresswoman Bordallo and her office over the coming days to align our efforts on these and other policies.
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