“ … the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act infused $787 billion into the American economy. Of that a quarter of a billion dollars were given to Guam to put right back into the island. … Using funds at a local level really is the job of our chief executive. It is the executive branch agencies that are tasked to execute these programs and account for the funds they use to support so many parts of our island society. The executive branch agencies are statutorily directed to support the governor as he or she may require.”
— Shawn Gumataotao, managing partner of GETS and former spokesperson for Gov. Felix P. Camacho. He spoke at the Guam Chamber of Commerce general membership lunch on April 27 at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa on federal funding for Guam. Gumataotao also served as federal policy advisor and deputy chief of staff to the governor during his years in government.