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Calvo heading to DC for meetings

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam -  Governor Eddie Calvo will be headed to Washington, DC on Wednesday to attend the National Governors Association Winter Meetings. The meetings are set for February 24 through the 27 where initiatives that will help leaders and policymakers focus on job creation and economic growth will be discussed. 

In addition to having the opportunity to meet with members of the Obama Administration and the U.S. Senate, Governor Calvo along with members of his cabinet, will have a chance to discuss the military buildup and other issues such as the China Visa Waiver Program with officials from DOD and the Maritime Administration. Meetings with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Pacific Basin Development Council and the Coral Reef Task Force are also on the administration's Washington D.C. agenda.

"It's important that we take every opportunity to meet with our federal partners to make our case while we are Washington," Governor Calvo said.  "We are ready to push forward with an aggressive economic agenda to fight poverty and build for the future that requires support from these federal agencies.

Governor Calvo meanwhile will also attend meetings with the Interagency Group on Insular Areas and the Federal Regional Council in San Francisco to discuss such economic development issues such as affordable housing. Calvo is set to return to Guam on March 6. 

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