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Hearing scheduled on war reparations in DC

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Guam will have another shot at making the case for war reparations. Guam Delegate Madeleine Bordallo announced today that the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs will hold a hearing on H.R.44, the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act. The hearing will be held next Thursday July 14th, 2011.

"This hearing will continue to build on the legislative record for Guam War Claims," said Congresswoman Bordallo.   "Our community will have another opportunity to make the case for war claims for those who endured the occupation of Guam.  I thank Natural Resources Full Committee Chairman Doc Hastings for agreeing to hold this hearing and Ranking Member Ed Markey for his work to secure this hearing.  I also thank the Subcommittee's Chairman John Fleming and Ranking Member Kilili Sablan for convening this hearing.  Although H.R. 44 has faced many obstacles, I will continue to work to resolve this issue for the people of Guam."

The Natural Resources Committee has favorably reported War Claims legislation in several previous Congresses, including the 109th, 110th and 111th Congresses.  The bill has passed the House of Representatives as on five separate occasions, but has stalled in the Senate.

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