Guam - In an effort to address significant funding shortfalls and provide better compensation to jurisdictions providing social services to migrants from the Freely Associated States, Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and Hawaii Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa have introduced the Compact-Impact Reimbursement Act of 2011, which authorizes $185 million for each fiscal year for grants for Guam, Hawaii, American Samoa and the CNMI for Compact-Impact costs. 

Currently $30 million is provided to help offset the costs in each of the affected jurisdictions. Congresswoman Bordallo says, "The legislation also builds off efforts from the 111th Congress to include compact migrants for Medicaid coverage outside the current cap."