Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo is commending President Obama’s budget which she says will bring millions in funding for Guam’s infrastructure. The Congresswoman released the following statement on the release of President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2012.
“The President’s budget takes an important step forward in addressing our civilian infrastructure needs. I commend the President for including $33 million in funding for civilian infrastructure needs in the Department of Defense’s budget for Fiscal Year 2012. Although our needs are much larger, given the climate of fiscal austerity in Washington, D.C., this funding shows the continued focus on Guam’s needs. Overall, the budget reduces the Federal deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next decade while also investing in America’s future. Additionally, the budget request includes $367 million for military construction projects on Guam. This amount reflects implementation of the Navy’s ‘adaptive management’ program that will slow the pace of construction until Guam’s infrastructure can handle additional capacity. As Congress considers the President’s budget, I will work with my colleagues in Congress to protect funding for Guam and ensure that GovGuam has the resources necessary to prepare for the build-up.”