A bill that would provide language needed for the release of reparations checks to Guam's World War II survivors could be introduced in the next few days.
“We’re going to be scrubbing this, making sure it’s going to meet the need ... to move forward the legislative process,” Del. Michael San Nicolas said during his first Facebook live update Wednesday morning Guam time.
San Nicolas said his office will review the language provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and try to introduce legislation “by the end of the week.”
San Nicolas said he’ll work with fellow lawmakers on the Appropriations Committee, and Financial Services Committee, which has oversight on the Treasury. Language was left out of the World War II Loyalty Recognition Act preventing the Treasury from writing and issuing checks to claimants whose claims already have been adjudicated and certified for payment.