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Republicans seek detailed plan from Bordallo

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Republican lawmakers want a detailed immediate plan of action from Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo on what she's doing to ensure Guam doesn't get less in Compact impact funding. In September the Government Accountability Office is expected to present the results of a fact-finding tour they've completed of Hawaii, Guam, the CNMI and other areas seeking increased Compact impact funding. 

But with recent announcements by the President and Congress that the national budget will be cut, members of the GOP want to know what Bordallo is doing to fight for the $500 million Guam is owed for services provided to citizens of the Freely Associated States.

Minority leader Senator Frank Blas Jr. asked, "Is she gonna fight to restore those reductions that the president had proposed and is she going to fight for again the increase? I don't think we can wait and I don't think she should wait until the GAO study.  There's enough information.  She has enough information at hand to be able to move this."

The national budget cuts propose a nearly $700,000 cut to Guam's allocation of Compact impact funding.

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