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NDAA includes critical provisions for Guam

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Two key sections for Guam are included in the Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that has just cleared the House. In a News Release, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo said the bill provides for more than $354-million dollars in construction funding for the military buildup.

It also includes her amendment to give the U.S. Customs and Immigration service the flexibility to reverse a nearly 100$ H2B visa denial rate. Other Bordallo amendments require the Navy to convey the former Ship Repair facility to GEDA at no cost, and the Government Accountability office to conduct a study on whether the harmful pesticide Agent Orange was ever used or stored in Guam.

A House-Senate conference committee must still meet on a final bill to be sent to the President for his signature.

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