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 Reintroduces Modernizing Travel to the Marianas Act Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today reintroduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to expedite processing times at the Guam International Airport and other ports of entry on Guam and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The bill would establish a mechanism to provide additional resources to CBP to enhance visitor arrivals. Her bill would establish an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program and direct revenue from the established system to fund operations and staffing needs at ports of entry in Guam and the CNMI.
Congresswoman Bordallo’s bill is identical to legislation she introduced in the 114th Congress (H.R. 5820) and would help to reduce long visitor immigration wait times on Guam, which at times has exceeded two and a half hours. Her bill would transition two manual forms that foreign visitors are required to complete when traveling to Guam, and provide for travel authorizatio
Bordallo Introduces Organic Act Limitation on Elected Official Pay Changes Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement after introducing legislation to amend the Organic Act of Guam to prevent changes in salary for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Senators of the Guam Legislature until a general election of the Guam Legislature shall have intervened.
“The debate on salary changes for local elected officials continues to be a divisive issue for our community, and during last year’s election, our community made clear that it disapproved of salary changes made in previous years for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Senators. This bill will provide appropriate safeguards to prevent any changes to the salaries of our local elected officials until they are appropriately deliberated and considered consistent with how Congress handles these matters. Specifically the bill provides that any changes to the salaries of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Senators will not take effect until after an int
Bordallo Statement on International Women’s Day Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today released the following statement regarding International Women’s Day.
“Today, as our island and nation celebrate International Women's Day, I pay tribute the women who came before me and the rich history of Guam’s matriarchal culture. It is an important day for our island, country and entire global community to recognize the invaluable contributions women make to our society. I am proud to join the international community in celebrating today and throughout the month of March as Women’s History Month. There has been great progress for the rights of women, but there is still so much to do.
“Today, I was honored to join Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, clad in red on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, to raise awareness of the work that remains for equal rights for women in the United States and around the world. Women are the foundation of our community,
Bordallo Statement on Governor Calvo No Longer Supporting the Buildup Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement in response to Governor Calvo’s remarks at the Rotary Club of Guam indicating that his administration is no longer supporting the military buildup.
“I share Governor Calvo’s frustrations over the strains the denial of H-2B worker has had on our community, but his reversal to no longer support the build-up is abrupt and may not immediately solve these challenges. I agree that Republicans and the Trump Administration have not demonstrated any willingness or initiative to address the unique challenges of our island. Since the beginning of last year, I have been working diligently with DOD to stress to USCIS the importance of the H-2B program to having an adequate workforce on Guam, and we are working to provide legislative relief in this year’s defense bill. We successfully included this legislation in last year’s bill but it was stripped out by the Republican-led Senate. While the Tru