Overall, Bordallo says she’s pleased that President Obama has signed the FY16 Defense Bill into law.
Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 into law, which provides about $126-million dollars to upgrade Guam’s water and wastewater systems and around $272-million for military construction directly related to the buildup.
Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo says this year’s NDAA will support the progress made to provide resources for civilian infrastructure priorities and military construction relating to the Marine realignment from Okinawa to Guam. Bordallo says that these are important milestones that for the realignment and it helps to fulfill the federal government’s commitment to ensuring that the buildup is good for Guam’s civilian population as well as the DoD. However, Bordallo says she’s concerned that certain cuts will negatively impact our military readiness, especially the cuts to the Army and National Guard readiness accounts and the Sea Cadet Corps program. She explains that these cuts may have unintended consequences and she hopes that these issues will be addressed next year.