GUAM - Military Buildup Oversight Chair Senator Judi Guthertz says the feds must step up and fund the infrastructure needs associated with the buildup. The Democrat senator has already identified more than $5 billion in various projects that she believes must be paid by the federal government as she believes residents are being taken advantage of.
"We've had three indicators of being taken for granted on this buildup already. The first was the rejection of the war reparations legislation, the second was the rejection our ARRA grant applicant for infrastructure money and now the third one is the port's application for funds," she said.
Guthertz adds the needs of the Port Authority of Guam to support the buildup far exceeds what's needed for normal civilian growth and that burden should fall on the shoulders of the federal government.