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Respicio: resolution creates bipartisan coalition

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - While the drama that unfolded at the Guam Legislature late last month came about from discussion on Bill 19 - rather the amendment of Bill 20 into that measure, what came as a result of the drama was resolution 181.

Speaker Judi Won Pat has spoken against the measure saying its unnecessary adding a coalition has been created. Majority Leader Rory Respicio meanwhile says a coalition has been formed one with bi-partisan cooperation in the spirit of moving things forward, something he says is what the people expect from any legislative body.

He said, "But in terms of this new majority, eight is eight regardless of where the 8 comes from I think I've taken the position that every member of the legislature ought to be respected and given the authority they have and the authority they were given by the people of Guam and so to now say that this is a new majority, I think it's more appropriate to say it's a coalition."

Respicio is one of nine sponsors behind the resolution that allows a majority vote or eight senators to vote to remove the speaker, vice speaker, legislative secretary, or any standing committee chairperson along with any legislative attache.

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