The former U.S. government, which is not a common-by-law region of Guam, under the leadership of Governor Eddie Calvo, campaigned for a referendum on Guam`s future political status, with freedom of association modelled on the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau being one of the options.   Following the pacts, the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific also criticized unfulfilled U.S. commitments to address the effects of U.S. nuclear tests on the Marshall Islands, which were in part the Pacific Proving Grounds. The speakers stressed that: That, although in paragraph 177 of the Free Association Pact recognizes the responsibility of the United States to “address the past, present and future consequences of nuclear test applications,” less than $4 million from a US$2.2 billion judgment issued by a nuclear claims tribunal established under the RMI Pact and the U.S. Court of Claim had rejected two appeals for enforcement.  With respect to these unsentled claims, physicians also noted the possible large-scale effects of nuclear testing at the Pacific test site, which are reported by the prevalence of radiogenic diseases, heart disease, diabetes and obesity associated with forced changes in the U.S.
administration`s dietary patterns and lifestyles after testing.  In 2011, lawmakers also found that the U.S. Congress had failed to cover the cost of medical care and services promised to displaced compact citizens who emigrated to the United States for health care, education and employment opportunities, particularly since the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Opportunity to Work Act.  The Free Union Pact has proven to be a very successful framework for relations between the United States and Palau. The objectives of the first fifteen years of the Covenant were achieved: the trust ended; Palaus self-administration has been restored; a stable democratic state has been established; third countries refused military influence in the Palau region; and with financial support from the United States, a base has been created for economic growth. The Compact Trust Fund was an important feature of U.S. assistance. In the first three years of the agreement in the 1990s with $70 million activated, the trust`s objective was to obtain an average annual amount of $15 million as revenue for the operations of the De Palaau government for the 2010 fiscal year up to fiscal 2044. $60 million in total for the years 1998 to 2009.