Trump’s 2020 federal budget proposes $611M for Guam, other U.S. territories

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Guam and other U.S. territories stand to receive $611 million under President Trump’s proposed $4.75 trillion budget for fiscal 2020.

“The 2020 budget request prioritizes the Department’s mission to fulfill our insular area responsibilities in the Caribbean as well as in the Pacific,” said Doug Domenech, U.S. assistant secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs.

“The proposed budget represents action to strengthen economic and health capacities in the U.S. territories while also fulfilling U.S. obligations to the freely associated states,” he added.

The proposed $611-million allocation would be distributed among Guam, the CNMI, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The budget proposal also includes funding for freely associated states— Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands.

Domenech said the OIA budget proposal includes $84.1 million in discretionary appropriations and $526.6 million in mandatory funding.

 

 

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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.