Congressional candidate Sen. Frank Blas, Jr. is committing himself to take on several projects within the first 100 days of his term in the House of Representatives, if he is elected.
Yesterday morning at his headquarters, Blas signed a “Contract With the People of Guam,” highlighting a three-pronged approach he is promising to the community.
“Because Guam’s Delegate to Congress currently has no voting power on the floor, innovative means must be used to gain support for legislation to help Guam,” Blas said.
The first approach, Blas said, is to introduce and invite congressional representatives to explore economic opportunities that Guam can provide because of its close proximity to Asia.
Establishing relationships with various Chamorro communities nationwide is Blas’ second prong approach. He strongly believes their assistance in educating and convincing their congressional representatives about Guam’s concerns and issues would play a vital role in moving forward.
The third concept Blas strives for is the establishment of a Caucus Group that is represented by officials of other territories so they can address territorial concerns crucial to Guam alongside the other insular areas. These concerns include veterans issues, political relationships, Compacts of Free Association, and the impact Obamacare would have in the territories.
Also included in the contract are issues Blas promises to make good on such as war survivor recognition, tourism concerns, healthcare, economic development, military buildup, education, and congressional committees.
“Leaders don’t look for excuses, they get things done!” Blas said. “This Contract With the People of Guam is important so that our people know that I am ready to get the job done.
We need a representative who can personally relate to our difficulties. We need representation with fresh ideas and proven abilities. We need a strong voice in Washington,” Blas concluded.