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Guam - The Senate once again shot down Guam's efforts to receive for war claims. According to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo the Senate gutted the text of HR44 or the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act from the Omnibus Territories Act, which was passed today by unanimous consent. Bordallo said she was extremely disappointed but will continue to find a resolution. She said, "passing war claims has been a long standing issue for our community and has been an effort that Congressmen Won Pat, Blaz, and Underwood, and I have all worked to resolve."


Also removed from the measure was a provision that would have increased the amount of local matching funds for federal grants able to be waived by federal departments and agencies to $500,000.