Friday, February 19, 2010

Bordallo to deliver congressional report

Bordallo to deliver congressional report

Tuesday, 16 February 2010 00:57 by Therese Hart | Variety News Staff

CONGRESSWOMAN Madeleine Z. Bordallo will deliver her biennial Congressional Report to the people of Guam at 6 p.m. tonight.

She will be escorted by vice speaker BJ Cruz and Sen. Frank Blas Jr.

Both lawmakers have been critical of Bordallo’s perceived lack of support for the people of Guam and the plight Guam faces regarding the military buildup.

Specifically, the zero funding from the United States federal government on the proposed buildup, her stance on the draft environmental impact statement and the hundreds of millions of dollars owed to the people of Guam because of the Compact Impact covenant.

While word circulated that the congresswoman wanted attorney Mike Phillips, her nephew, to escort her down the aisle tonight, the legislature informed the congresswoman’s office that they have purview as to who will walk her down the aisle.

Speaker Judi Won Pat, in a show of bipartisanship, chose Sens. Tina Muña-Barnes and Telo Taitague to walk Gov. Felix Camacho to the podium when he delivered his state of the island address yesterday.

Won Pat said that Cruz and Blas both volunteered to escort Bordallo to the podium.

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