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San Nicolas introduces war claims fix

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Guam Delegate Michael San Nicolas' office announced that legislative fix to resolve the war claims' law lacking appropriations language has been introduced into Congress.

As first reported on KUAM News, former Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and her staff were informed in mid-2018 that the Treasury Department's interpretation of the law meant no war claims checks would be issued until appropriations language was introduced and passed.

San Nicolas' Legal Counsel Sahara Defensor said in an email, "The bill will be introduced this afternoon when the House goes back into session. Unfortunately, due to the small window of time that rules allowed for bill introduction on Friday, we were unable to introduce it on Friday as we waited for the appropriations committee counsel to complete a legal review of the draft."

Now, Bordallo's former Chief of Staff Adam Carbullido had said in a previous interview with KUAM that the Treasury Department had also provided Bordallo's office with corrective legislative language, but efforts to introduce a fix were unsuccessful as Bordallo's term drew to a close.

Carbullido met with San Nicolas after the General Election, but did not inform San Nicolas or his staffers about the status of war claims.

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