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August 22, 2019 Press Release

After spending much of the day going back and forth with Congressman Michael San Nicolas, the legislature has suspended discussion on the local war claims bill.

Senator Regine Biscoe Lee says they will respect the congressman’s request and rise out of the committee of the whole.

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August 22, 2019 Press Release

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero on Wednesday night said she's "not happy" and "very worried" about senators' decision to suspend discussion about a war claims payment bill, despite assurances from her administration and Interior Assistance Secretary for Insular Affairs Doug Domenech that a local program is achievable.

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August 21, 2019 Press Release

Delegate Michael San Nicolas urged Guam lawmakers Wednesday not to pass the local war reparations bill they are considering because it could jeopardize passage of his war claims correction measure which is awaiting action in the U.S. Senate after clearing the House last month.

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August 21, 2019 Press Release

Del. Mike San Nicolas on Wednesday told senators a proposal to use local funds to pay 750 living World War II survivors on Guam poses "significant risks" for all 3,000-plus war claims, which could total up to $40 million.

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August 21, 2019 Press Release

After protesting yesterday that he wasn’t allowed to testify on the local war claims bill, Congressman Michael San Nicolas was allowed to testify via telephone in today’s public hearing on Bill 181-35.

In his testimony, San Nicolas warned that if “new variables” are added at this time, his H.R. 1365 which is now before the U.S. Senate may be adversely affected.

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August 20, 2019 Press Release

Guam Del. Michael San Nicolas provided updates on veteran care on the island after meeting with a federal official over the last six months. 

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August 18, 2019 Press Release

Del. Michael San Nicolas has announced that his office is preparing a second amendment to the Organic Act “to compel the deposit of tax refunds” into the Guam Income Tax Refund Efficient Payment Trust Fund.

The deposits are already required by Guam law but San Nicolas said in a release, “the law to deposit tax refunds has not been followed for many years.”

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August 16, 2019 Press Release

Del. Mike San Nicolas said he is drafting a bill seeking to federalize tax refund deposits to help compel timely release of checks.

"Our data clearly shows that the law to deposit tax refunds has not been followed for many years and sadly that trend continues to this day," he said in a statement on Thursday.

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August 16, 2019 Press Release

After announcing an initial Organic Act Amendment putting the power of local tax increases into the hands of the people, Congressman San Nicolas announces a second draft is in process.

 

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August 16, 2019 Press Release

Del. Mike San Nicolas said he is drafting a bill seeking to federalize tax refund deposits to help compel timely release of checks.

"Our data clearly shows that the law to deposit tax refunds has not been followed for many years and sadly that trend continues to this day," he said in a statement on Thursday.

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