Guam's governor has vetoed legislation that would have incrementally raised the territory's minimum wage over the next two years.
Instead, Eddie Calvo has submitted his own measure that proposes a one-off 95 cent increase.
The Pacific Daily News reports that under the proposed bill, the minimum wage would have increased incrementally to US$9.20 on 1 May, then to US$10.10 on 1 May, 2018.
But Mr Calvo says the bill was premature as the government is still waiting on a report into the impacts of the last minimum wage increase in 2015.
Under his own proposed bill, there would instead be a one-off increase to US$9.20 after the report is released, and includes other caveats that would prevent employers reducing hours or benefits.