Guam – The U.S. House has passed the FY 2015 military construction appropriations measure which includes $128 million dollars in military spending on Guam.
The vote on H.R. 4486 was 416 yeas and only 1 nay.
The $128 million for Guam is about a half-a-billion dollars less than the Military’s current fiscal year spending on Guam.
But Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo’s office says Guam funding was not cut as sharply as some other jurisdictions.
Among the spending highlights, almost $22-million dollars for ground support equipment shops, and nearly $29-million for the Marine Wing Support Squadron both at the North Ramp on Andersen Air Force Base.
Congresswoman Bordallo says in a release that she is “pleased” with passage of the bill calling the funding “important to enhancing our military readiness, and it will help bolster Guam’s strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region.”
She also said it “further demonstrates our country’s commitment to the President’s rebalance strategy, and the progress we are making on the relocation of Marines to Guam.”
READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:
House Passes FY15 Military Construction Appropriations Bill
$128 Million in Guam Funding Included
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 1, 2014 – Washington, D.C. –
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that the House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4486, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, by a vote of 416 Yeas to 1 No.
H.R. 4486 contains $128 million in military construction funding for Guam, including $51 million to support steps to establish a fully capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force on Guam a critical component of the military buildup.
A full list of military constructions projects for Guam is below.
“I am pleased with the passage of H.R. 4486, which includes $128 million in military construction funding for Guam in fiscal year 2015,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “This funding is important to enhancing our military readiness, and it will help bolster Guam’s strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region. The bill also further demonstrates our country’s commitment to the President’s rebalance strategy, and the progress we are making on the relocation of Marines to Guam. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House and Senate to protect this funding as we move forward in the legislative process.”