CONGRESSMAN SAN NICOLAS INTRODUCES H.R. 1141 TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS AUTHORIZED FOR WAR CLAIMS

February 12, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Michael F.Q. San Nicolas

As of September 2018 the U.S. Treasury has withheld $6,442,664.75 of Section 30 funds due to Guam for the payment of War claims.

Jennifer Bang, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury informed Congressman San Nicolas's office that "The prior legislation contains an authorization but it does not contain an appropriation to make payments." H.R. 1141 provides the necessary language for those payments to occur.

"With the introduction of H.R. 1141 we are working concurrently with the Natural Resources Committee and House Leadership to channel this measure as expeditiously as possible," said Congressman San Nicolas. "We need to bring closure to this issue, and my Office is engaging all resources to make it happen," San Nicolas concluded.