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Senate committee cuts military construction funding

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Another blow to the Guam buildup, as the Senate Appropriations Committee cut all funding for overseas contingency operations. That means there goes funding for military construction in the territory for the marines relocation. The cuts were included in the Fiscal Year 2012 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, which was approved by the senate committee in DC today.

This, of course, comes as a concern for Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, who serves in the House. She said she is disappointed by the Senate Appropriations Committee's actions, saying it sends a wrong signal to our Japanese allies. She adds we must remain committed to the roadmap for implementation.

She stressed the cuts are not final because the bill must still be considered by the full Senate and reconciled with the House's version later this year.

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