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Calvo heads to Washington with purpose

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - With President Barack Obama's cuts to the defense budget, Governor Eddie Calvo, who heads to the nation's capitol at the end of the month, says he will push to ensure those cuts won't extend outside the military gates.

"If they were to make cuts outside the gate, if this buildup goes as planned, there's going to be thousands of containers moving through the port and going through our roads to go to these construction sites," he told KUAM News. "There are going to be thousands of workers coming in to construct these facilities and if work is only being done inside the gate, it will put tremendous pressures on our infrastructure and that is unacceptable.

"We are going to state our case in Washington, DC that if there are going to be cuts, it's not going to happen outside the gate."

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