San Nicolas asks Guam GOP to support H.R. 7301

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Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas has asked Guam’s GOP to help lobby the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate for passage of H.R. 7301.

The bill was passed by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House on Monday.

The measure would provide $89,200,000 to Guam for the Homeowner Assistance Program and another $138,800,000 to Guam for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, among other benefits.

“I request the assistance of the Guam Republican National Committee (RNC) in moving this critical measure with the Republican-led Senate,” wrote San Nicolas in a letter to Guam GOP Chairman Tony Ada. “Home stability is absolutely a bi-partisan issue for Guam.”

“With mortgage forbearance expiring in August, unemployment bonus of $600 expiring July 31, and eviction moratoriums expiring July 25, Guam and the rest of the country are on the cusp of a new housing crisis,” said Congressman San Nicolas.

San Nicolas said his appeal to the Guam GOP is similar to the joint effort “that helped secure ongoing War Claims payments” earlier this year.

“Together it is my hope we can work to secure this relief in some form, that is not only necessary for Guam but for the whole country,” said San Nicolas.

READ the release from Congressman San Nicolas in FULL below:

For Immediate Release

Congressman San Nicolas again seeks Republican Party of Guam support.

With the passage of H.R. 7301 in the House, the fate of rental and mortgage assistance lies in the hands of the Republican controlled Senate.

“With mortgage forbearance expiring in August, unemployment bonus of $600 expiring July 31, and eviction moratoriums expiring July 25, Guam and the rest of the country are on the cusp of a new housing crisis,” Congressman San Nicolas opened. 

“Within the Financial Services Committee we pushed HR 7301 through the House that would bring $89.2MM in mortgage assistance, and $138.8MM in rental assistance to Guam, but we need to get it passed in the Senate,” Congressman San Nicolas continued.

“Similar to our joint efforts that helped secure ongoing War Claims payments for our people, I am reaching out to our Guam Republican Party to help us push for this much needed relief in the Republican controlled Senate in the Congress,” Congressman San Nicolas added.

“Together it is my hope we can work to secure this relief in some form, that is not only necessary for Guam but for the whole country, and we are prepared to work together to get it done.” Congressman San Nicolas concludes.