Guam war reparations bill moves to White House

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Seventy-five years after the invasion of Guam during World War II, the island's residents who suffered wartime atrocities are one signature away from getting compensated by the United States.

War reparations were included as part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which was approved by the Senate on Thursday. The House of Representatives approved it last week. Now the defense bill heads to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

The bill states the surviving spouse or children of a Guam resident who died during the Japanese occupation, or while Guam was being liberated by the U.S. military, can claim $25,000.




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