Bordallo Responds to Lawmakers Demand for “Detailed Immediate Plans” On Compact Funding

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo is assuring a group of Guam Senators that she has “already taken steps to address the impacts of Compact migrants” on Guam.

In response to a letter from the Senator’s yesterday [Wednesday], Bordallo today released her response letter in which she writes “First, in 2004, I was successful in raising the assistance Guam receives to $14.2 million a year. In 2010, as set in statue from 2004, these grants were again raised to $16.8 million annually.”

Read Congresswoman’s Bordallo’s letter back to Guam Lawmakers

Bordallo’s letter was in response to the letter sent yesterday from Senators Senators Frank Blas Jr.; Tony Ada; Aline Yamashita; Chris Duenas; Mana Silva-Taijeron and Sam Mabini.

Read the Lawmakers Letter to Bordallo     

In their letter, the Senators called on Bordallo to “share detailed immediate plans of action on what steps you will take to address the issue.”

In her letter, the Congresswoman acknowledged “While I recognize that this amount does not fully address the impacts to our community it was [a] major boost in assistance from the previous amount of $4.5 million.”

In addition, Bordallo pointed out “as you will recall from previous correspondence, I was successful [in] including a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 that authorizes and outlines the terms of an integration of the civilian and military water and wastewater systems.”