Meetings with federal agencies to discuss military buildup, critical local issues part of Washington agenda
February 20, 2012
Governor Calvo will be making his way to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.  He will be attending the National Governors Association Winter Meetings to be held from February 24 through 27, 2012, to discuss initiatives that will help leaders and policymakers focus on job creation and economic growth.
During the NGA meetings, Governor Calvo will have an opportunity to meet with members of the Obama Administration and the U.S. Senate.
The Governor, along with members of his cabinet, will also have a chance to discuss the military buildup, along with other issues such as the China Visa Waiver Program, with officials from the Department of Defense and the Maritime Administration.  Meetings with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Pacific Basin Development Council and the Coral Reef Task Force are also on the administration’s Washington D.C. agenda.
“It’s important that we take every opportunity to meet with our federal partners to make our case while we are Washington,” Governor Calvo said.  “We are ready to push forward with an aggressive economic agenda to fight poverty and build for the future that requires support from these federal agencies.”
Through the NGA, the Governor will work with leaders from the states and territories to discuss issues pertaining to economic development, education, early childhood development, workforce development, homeland security, public safety and natural resources.
“There are a lot of good ideas and innovative policies being put to the test throughout the nation. I’m excited to meet with my fellow governors to discuss some of the creative ways they’ve helped their communities grow,” Governor Calvo said.
In addition to meeting with federal agencies in Washington, D.C., Governor Calvo also will be attending meetings with the Interagency Group on Insular Areas and the Federal Regional Council in San Francisco, California.  Among the economic development issues on the agenda will be a key focus on affordable housing.
Governor Calvo will return to Guam on March 6, 2012.
Contact Natalie Quinata at 488-6013 or 475-9309 for more information.

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