Guam Governor Leon Guerrero in Washington, D.C.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has wrapped up meetings with several key officials in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C., including White House cabinet embers and a Japanese delegation, according to a press release from Adelup.

Much of that time last week in San Francisco and New York was spent meeting with credit ratings agencies. During separate meetings with representatives of Moody’s and Standards and Poor’s, the Leon Guerrero laid out her philosophies for governance, prioritization of stabilizing government finances, and collecting taxes.

Arriving in Washington Thursday to attend the National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Gov. Leon Guerrero participated in several NGA events, including a lunch meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and a welcome dinner hosted by President Trump at the White House.

Leon Guerrero has also spoken with key cabinet officials such as U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Department of the Interior Acting Secretary David Bernhardt. The governor raised concerns surrounding the H-2B labor ban on the Philippines and how it could impact Guam, and the setback in paying adjudicated claims to Guam’s World War II survivors, respectively. Gov. Leon Guerrero will have another chance to raise these concerns with Secretary Nielsen and Acting Secretary Bernhardt in future meetings this week.

Leon Guerrero and her chief of staff Tony Babauta meet with Kentaru Sonoura,, special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Abe; Parliamentary Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kiyoto Tsuji.

She also met with a Japanese Delegation comprised of Kentaru Sonoura, Special Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Abe, and Kiyoto Tsuji, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. Their discussions focused on the ongoing military buildup and relocation of U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam, the potential delay in military construction projects due to the H-2B ban on foreign labor from the Philippines, the importance of Japanese tourism to Guam, and future opportunities to collaborate on establi