Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero wrote a multi-page stinging response to Sen. Jim Moylan’s request for her support of a $1,000 stimulus payment to all – and not just some – taxpayers.
Ms. Leon Guerrero, pointing to federal pandemic funds guidelines, said she refuses to play politics with federal funds and condemned Mr. Moylan’s efforts. Congressman Michael San Nicolas, however, told senators in session Monday that the income guidelines the governor has referenced do not apply to territories. Mr. San Nicolas made the comments as senators consider another proposal – the use of local funds for a $500 credit to Guam Power Authority to help defray ratepayers’s power bills.
We provide Ms. Leon Guerrero’s full letter below:
07/26/2022 at 8:20 AM
Hmm, Elected Congressional Representative San Nicolas’ response to using Fed funds rather than Local funds is based on sound first hand analysis. Interesting that two Senators differ on the potential assistance amount, one for $500 and the other for $1000. I hope all this is not political posturing close to an election year.
08/01/2022 at 10:02 AM
I still want to know from the Governor’s legal counsel and DOA Director Birn where in the U.S. Treasury Final Guidelines that it was specified that the American Rescue Plan Act funds cannot be used to cover power losses by individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe that any references to the Ukraine conflict were the Governor’s own interpretation.
08/01/2022 at 10:26 AM
We’d like to know the same. We completely agree with you, sir.