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Babauta stresses importance of Obama visit

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by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - As residents and officials anxiously await word on President Barack Obama's visit to the island, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and Department of Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs Tony Babauta will also be on Guam for the big event.  Babauta tells KUAM News that he's excited the president will be coming to Guam and says his trip highlights not only the importance of the territory. but the importance of the military buildup.

"I think there are certainly areas of concern that are needed in order of the buildup to begin.  I mean, he's coming with a team of people and White House staff and I think there will be ample opportunities for the concerns that have stayed on Guam with respect t the buildup," he said.

Babauta says he is still waiting on details from the White House about Obama's visit.  Meanwhile he will stay on Guam for a few extra days and may participate in some of the meetings with White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and other federal entities before heading to Saipan.

Meanwhile, KUAM News has confirmed that We Are Guahan received several tickets to attend Monday's night presidential rally at Andersen Air Force Base.

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