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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 07:47 AM

House passes bill to fund Guam war claims, awaits signature from President Donald Trump

A bill that would allow the federal government to take over the task of paying Guam war claims has passed both houses of Congress and awaits the president’s signature, according to the governor’s office.

Public Law 114-28 called for the payment of war claims, but a problem with the bill’s language prohibited the U.S. Treasury from paying the adjudicated claims. Guam Del. Mike San Nicolas introduced H.R. 1365, which makes technical corrections to the war claims law so claims can be paid.

His bill passed the House last year and went to the U.S. Senate, which made additional changes, requiring the House to vote on it once more. The House on Monday afternoon approved the bill by a voice vote.

“We kept our word and the likely enactment of H.R. 1365 means we can turn the page on this very painful part of our past. We owe a great debt to our greatest generation. This is one very small way of making good on that obligation,” said Lt. Gov. Joshua Tenorio.

Read more: https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2020/03/09/president-donald-trump-govguam-war-claims-bill-funding/5006424002/
(Guam Pacific Daily News)

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