Madeleine Mary Zeien Bordallo (born May 31, 1933) is the Delegate from Guam to the United States House of Representatives.
She was the first woman ever to serve as Guam's Delegate, Guam's first female Lieutenant Governor (served 1995-2002), Guam's first female candidate for Governor (1990 election), and the first Democratic woman elected to the Legislature of Guam. Her 1990 campaign also made her the first non-Chamorro gubernatorial candidate in Guam. As the wife of Ricky Bordallo, she was also the First Lady of Guam from 1975–1978 and 1983-1986.
Madeleine Mary Zeien was born in Graceville, Minnesota to a military family and grew up on Guam after her father was stationed there. She attended St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and the College of St. ...
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo and Governor Eddie Baza Calvo today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has awarded the Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) $12,701,302 in Federal grant assistance.
U.S. EPA awarded GWA $11,151,302 in technical assistance to support the development of institutional capacity for Capital Improvement Projects. The funding will assist GWA to implement projects from a list of priorities to be approved by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency to address human health and the environment. The projects will focus specifically on ...
The Guam Delegate to Congress Madeleine Bordallo is keeping her fingers crossed that there won't be any deep cuts to funding the Guam military buildup.
The congresswoman was reacting to Senator Harry Reids decision to place the defense authorization bill that cuts Guam buildup funding on the session floor for a vote. Bordallo notes that although Reid has conceded to GOP demands, the defense authorization bill must still be voted on and even if it is passed by the senate it still must be reconciled with the house version of the defense spending bill. The house's version does not cut funding to ...
Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo believes that Guam could benefit from the free trade agreement with Korea that Congress approved Wednesday night in Washington.
In a release, the Congresswoman says that the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) is the most commercially significant free trade agreement since the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement and it is the first FTA with a North Asian partner.
Under the agreement, nearly 95 percent of bilateral trade in industrial and consumer products would become duty free within 3 years, and most remaining tariffs would be ...
Bordallo Supports Whip Hoyer’s Push for Delegate Voting in the 115th Congress Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement in support of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s letter to House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions asking that the Delegates from the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, be allowed to cast votes in the Committee of the Whole House.
Congresswoman Bordallo testified before the House Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House in September of this year to request this change. She also supported previous House Resolutions sponsored by Whip Hoyer during the 112th, 113th, and 114th Congresses to grant voting rights to the Delegates in the Committee of the Whole.
“I thank our Democratic Whip, Congressman Steny Hoyer, for again urging the Republican Majority to amend the Rules of the House to permit the Delegates from the territories and D.C. to vote i
Bordallo Requests Information Regarding Possible Agent Orange Use on Guam Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today wrote to the U.S. Air Force to request information on claims that Agent Orange was actively used to clear vegetation at Andersen Air Force Base.
“I am deeply disturbed with the recent claims that Agent Orange was actively used at Andersen Air Force Base during the 1960s and 1970s. While the DoD has acknowledged that Agent Orange did transit through Andersen Air Force Base, it has consistently denied that the chemical was used for any purpose on island. However, I have heard these claims from constituents and from other service members that have served on island. As such, I have asked for the Air Force to provide me with additional information regarding the handling of Agent Orange on Guam as well as any reports of any use of the chemical on island. It is important that DoD provides very clear information regarding this matter to the public. This recent news claims is troubling, and I will work to ensure that our commun
Bordallo Begins Eighth Term in Congress Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement after she was sworn in as a member of the 115th Congress:
“I once again thank the people of Guam for the trust and confidence they continue to place in me to serve as their representative in Congress. I do not take for granted the incredible responsibility they have entrusted to me to be our island’s voice in Washington, and I will continue to build on the progress that we have made over the last 14 years. As we begin the 115th Congress, there are a are a number of key issues that I will continue to advocate for, especially on issues to build our economy, improve wages and retirement opportunities, advance education, and honor our manamko’.
“However, ultimately Republicans plan an aggressive agenda that will attempt to implement their ultra conservative agenda. I will work with the other Delegates to try and address any of our legacy issues should comprehensive tax reform occur or sh
Bordallo Receives Navy Distinguished Public Service Award Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement on receiving the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The Distinguished Public Service Award is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Secretary of the Navy. The award was presented by RADM Craig Faller, Chief of Legislative Affairs, on behalf of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
“The Navy and Marine Corps have long histories on Guam, and they have been important partners in our community. I have been proud to support our sailors and Marines during my time in Congress, and I thank them for their incredible service to our nation. I am grateful to the Navy and Secretary Mabus for this award. I look forward to working with the Navy and all our services to address their critical readiness issues during the 115th Congress.”
Congresswoman Bordallo’s award citation reads:
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