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 Attends Reflagging Ceremony for THAAD’s Permanent Basing on Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo attended a reflagging ceremony for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to be permanently based on Guam. The reflagging ceremony, which is a changeover of Army units, was held at Andersen Air Force Base and transitioned responsibility of THAAD from Bravo Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment to Echo Battery, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment.
Bravo Battery, also known as B-2 (THAAD), arrived on Guam in February, 2016 to continue the Defense of Guam mission and oversaw a number of steps taken to move towards permanent basing, and maintained a high degree of readiness during a time of multiple failed North Korean nuclear tests. Echo Battery, also known as E-3 (THAAD), will be the first permanently stationed THAAD unit on Guam, and this ceremony is a milestone for the THAAD mission on Guam.
“I appreciated the opportunity to attend the reflagging ceremony for the THAAD and to welcome the soldiers of Echo Battery to Guam. I thank the
Bordallo Statement on Governor Calvo’s Support for Social Security Bill Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today issued the following statement regarding the recent letter from Governor Calvo supporting her bill, H.R. 3642 which would provide flexibility to the Government of Guam for the extension of the Social Security program to government employees.
“I appreciate Governor Calvo’s support for my social security bill which would give GovGuam flexibility to extend the social security program to new government employees. The Governor’s support ensures that we have a “One Guam” approach to this bill which includes support from the Legislature earlier this year. The Governor's support of this legislation will be helpful as I continue to work with Congressional leadership to pass this bill which is important to the financial stability of the GovGuam retirement system.”
Bordallo Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that she is accepting applications for a Congressional nomination to the U.S. Service Academies. Students interested in attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York are encouraged to apply. Complete application packets must be received by Congresswoman Bordallo’s Guam District Office by December 12, 2016.
A Congressional nomination is a requirement of the Service Academies’ application process. Candidates interested in applying for a Congressional nomination are encouraged to contact the Guam District Office at (671) 477-4272, if they have any questions about the nomination process or need help in completing their application.
To download Congresswoman Bordallo’s Service Academy Nomination Application Form, or to learn more about the nomination pro
NOAA Awards $500,000 to Guam for Coral Reef Conservation Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced that Guam is a recipient of about $500,000 for coral reef conservation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has announced over $9.3 million in recommended funding for projects focused on researching climate change, pollution and fishing impacts. Of the $9.3 million, the University of Guam will receive about $107,000 out of $429,026 awarded to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and about $74,800 for outlook reporting to inform resilience-based management and raise climate vulnerability awareness in Guam and CNMI. The Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Coastal Management will receive $371,178 for Guam’s State and Territory Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreement.
The grant funding awarded to Guam falls under the categories of State and Territorial Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements to sustain coral reef management and monitoring in the states and territories of Ameri