House approves conference report - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

House approves conference report

Posted: Updated:

by Michele Catahay

Guam - The U.S. House of Representatives approved the conference report to H.R. 3288, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2010. The passage nearly completes Congress's work on appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2010. H.R. 3288 appropriates approximately $737 million for Guam in military construction funding for Fiscal Year 2010.

This is the full amount authorized by Congress in Public Law 111-84. It contains $49 million for the first of road investments from the Department of Defense and another $259 million for the first phase of the construction of a new Naval Hospital in Agana Heights. According to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, the funding will bring economic activity and will create jobs for our local workforce.

It also includes $30 million for the construction of a new Guam National Guard Readiness Center and other funding for the University of Guam, Sanctuary, the Guam International Airport and for Guam water utilities.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Philippines Removed from H2B Visa Program

    Philippines Removed from H2B Visa Program

    The Philippines has been removed from the list of countries eligible to participate in the H2B foreign worker programs. According to a January 18 notice in the federal register, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in consultation with the State DeparMore >>
    The Philippines has been removed from the list of countries eligible to participate in the H2B foreign worker programs. According to a January 18 notice in the federal register, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in consultation with the State DeparMore >>
  • Guam native captures video of Lincoln Memorial confrontation

    Guam native captures video of Lincoln Memorial confrontation

    A Guam native is making waves after a video she captured went viral following a confrontation at the Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Friday.More >>
    A Guam native is making waves after a video she captured went viral following a confrontation at the Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Friday.More >>
  • Archdiocese says bankruptcy is necessary action

    Archdiocese says bankruptcy is necessary action

    Bankruptcy is the right path to justice and recovery. Archbishop Michael Byrnes writing to the community on Sunday in his message about the recent Chapter 11 reorganization - the bankruptcy filing to cover the claims for the more than 200 victims of clergMore >>
    Bankruptcy is the right path to justice and recovery. Archbishop Michael Byrnes writing to the community on Sunday in his message about the recent Chapter 11 reorganization - the bankruptcy filing to cover the claims for the more than 200 victims of clergMore >>
Powered by Frankly