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NObama! President delays trip

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - As a result of the continued debate in the House on health care, President Barack Obama will not be visiting Guam on Monday. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the announcement about the delay today, "As a result, the President telephoned the leaders of Indonesia and Australia and told them that he must postpone his planned visits there for a later date so he can remain in Washington for this critical vote," he told reporters.

"The President now expects to visit Indonesia in June," Gibbs added.  Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo says  although, disappointed the President's decision underlines his commitment to ensuring that all Americans have access to affordable, quality health care, including those in the territories. . "I will continue to work with the White House over the coming months to ensure his visit in June is a success," Bordallo stated.

Despite  the President's cancellation, Congresswoman Bordallo /has been informed that the Chair of the President's Council of Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley,  will still travel to Guam next week and meet with local leaders "Her visit will be important for high-level Administration officials to better understand the impacts that the military build-up will have on our community."  

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