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 Statement on North Korea’s Nuclear Test Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding reports that North Korea has tested a nuclear device:
“North Korea’s latest nuclear test is yet another reckless and irresponsible act that further threatens regional stability and violates U.N. Security Council resolutions. The United States remains committed to ensuring that our region and allies remains secure, and we will continue to work with the international community, especially with China and Russia, to hold North Korea accountable for its actions. This reckless act also further demonstrates the need to provide a THAAD missile defense capability to our allies in South Korea to augment their regional defenses. I remain confident that our defense capabilities will continue to keep Guam and our country safe.”
Bordallo Proposes Regional Solutions to Labor Challenges Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo raised Guam’s continued H-2B visa challenges during a hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs. Congresswoman Bordallo noted that the denials of H-2B visas have had adverse impacts on Guam’s construction and health care industries, and noted her work to address the H-2B challenges through a provision she included in the House-passed FY17 defense authorization bill as well as with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. However she also noted that for the long-term, Congress should work to develop proposals for a regional solution to address labor challenges in Guam and the CNMI. She will conduct a series of listening sessions in October to hear from the broad range of stakeholders affected by the H-visa situation as well as discuss policy solutions moving forward.
“The continued H-2B visa denials have adversely affected Guam’s construction, h
Leon Guerrero, Velasco Honored at National Reception Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo joined leaders in Washington, D.C. to honor recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Local teachers Fina Leon Guerrero from Manuel Ulloa Lujan Elementary School and Richard Carlos Velasco F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School were among those named by President Obama as recipients of the award.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science) and is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.
“I am proud to join leaders in Washington, D.C. in congratulating the recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. I especi
Bordallo Requests Assistance on Removal of Migrant Criminals Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today wrote to Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina to request assistance regarding the removal of FAS migrants who have been convicted of crimes on Guam. She urged Assistant Secretary Kia’aina to set-up a meeting where appropriate federal entities could coordinate with the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security and the Embassies of the FAS governments to discuss policy options to manage and remove individuals from the FAS who have been convicted of crimes back to their country of origin. Congresswoman Bordallo underscored that increased focus must be directed from the federal government to reduce the burdens these criminals place on our community. She urged Assistant Secretary Kia’aina to work with State, DHS and the FAS governments to develop an intergovernmental agreement that would increase focus on removing individuals who have been convicted of crimes back to their country of