by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo contends she's already started taking action to ensure Guam is successful in getting more money each year for Compact impact. Republican lawmakers expressed concerns that the national budget proposes a reduction in aid to Guam for the upcoming fiscal year.
They wrote a letter asking for a detailed plan of action from the delegate.
Bordallo responded by saying legislation will be introduced to make children of Compact migrants who are provided with educational services eligible for federal impact aid. Additionally the congresswoman noted her success in getting a provision included in the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2011 that authorizes and outlines the terms of integration of the civilian and military water and waste water systems.
Bordallo suggests that the integration of the systems could be offset by the cost of unreimbursed Compact impact costs.