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Obama's budget represents commitment to insular areas

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia'aina says President Obama's 2016 budget request demonstrates his strong commitment to the U.S. affiliated insular areas. FY16 the Obama Administration allocates $643.6 million for OIA. Included in the budget $71 million in Section 30 funds for Guam. As for Compact impact grants about $31 million is included for American, Samoa, Guam, CNMI and Hawaii. As for Compact-impact discretionary funding, according to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo for Guam the funding is a decrease from $3 million to $1.3 million. Bordallo says she successfully fought this same decrease last year and will work again with her colleagues to maintain a level funding for discretionary compact-impact at $3 million.

Meanwhile the president's proposed budget requests about $267 million for military construction projects in Guam to support the marine realignment and bolster Guam's strategic importance in the Asia-Pacific Region

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