Bordallo Buoyed by White House Support for Buildup Funding

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo issued a statement in support of the White House position paper urging the Senate to support funding for the Guam Military Buildup and other important defense spending projects.

 

In her statement Bordallo said that the White House position “underscores the importance of the military buildup and his support is consistent with the position taken by the House of Representatives.

“This statement from the White House,” says Bordallo, “indicates that the Senate cuts and provisions are simply unworkable and harmful to our strategic position in Asia and the Pacific.”

The Congresswoman says that she will continue to work with her House colleagues and the Administration to restore military construction funding for the Guam Buildup during the House-Senate conference committee which Bordallo expects to be appointed to sit on.

READ Congresswoamn Bordallo statement in FULL below:

Reaction to Obama Administration’s Support of MilCon Funding Related to the Guam Military Build-up
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 14, 2011 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s support to fully fund military construction projects related to the military build-up on Guam:

“The Obama Administration’s support for military construction projects related to the realignment of Marines to Guam underscores the importance of the military build-up to our national security and maintaining stability in our region. The President’s support is consistent with the House of Representatives’ position that cuts to military construction funding on Guam will have unintended consequences and may threaten our nation’s security relationship with Japan.  This statement from the White House indicates that the Senate cuts and provisions are simply unworkable and harmful to our strategic position in Asia and the Pacific.  I will work with my House colleagues and the Administration to restore military construction funds during conference committee.”