Bordallo: DoD Secretary Gates Reaffirms Support for Guam War Claims Compromise

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has received reassurance from Department of Defense Secretary Robert Gates of DoD’s continued support for Guam War Claims.

Secretary Gates testified during a House Armed Services Committee hearing that H.R. 44 will receive the same level of support as it did during the 111th Congress.  Congresswoman Bordallo stressed the importance of Guam War Claims to the people of Guam and that its resolution is critical to the success of the build-up.

“Secretary Gates reaffirmed the Department of Defense’s continued support for Guam War Claims in his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee,” said Congresswoman Bordallo.

“I reiterated to him that resolution of Guam War Claims is critical to overcoming historical injustices the people of Guam have faced and therefore is critical to the success of the build-up.  I will continue to work with Secretary Gates and other officials from the DoD to get the military build-up done right.”