by Clynt Ridgell, KUAM News
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The House of Representatives successfully passed the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act. The document essentially outlines reparations for Chamorros and their descendants during the Japanese occupation of Guam in the 1940s. Guam congressional delegate Madeleine Bordallo formally announced the passage of HR 1595 by way of a recorded vote of 288-133 from her office in Washington, DC.
The bill successfully attained the two-thirds required majority vote. “I want to thank Chairman Nick Rahall and Ranking Member Don Young for their leadership on this issue,” Bordallo wrote, also acknowledging the contributions of former Tony Babauta, staff director of the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs and a former Guam resident. She also cited the bipartisan support of Governor Felix Camacho and the Guam Legislature.