The Ambercrombie amendments:What’s good for Hawaii is good for Guam?

On June 25 the House of Representatives passed the 2010 Defense Authorization Act. This bill included $934.5 million in military construction projects for Guam - and a number of controversial conditions proposed by U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie. He is a longstanding congressman from Hawaii who is also a 2010 gubernatorial candidate in his home state. One of those conditions would set wages for construction workers on build-up projects on Guam at Hawaii levels raising them to more than twice in some cases what they currently are on Guam.Another would limit the number of foreign workers on these . . .

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