Faleomavaega and Governor Make American Samoa Top Priority in Discussions on Pacific Marine National MonumentCongressman Faleomavaega announced today that in letters to the President of the United States he and Governor Lolo have made American Samoa a top priority in discussions regarding the Pacific Remote Island (PRI) Marine National Monument.
“I want to thank Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch of the Senate Finance Committee for agreeing to include, at my request, an extension of the American Samoa Economic Development Credit in the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act,” Faleomavaega said.
In 2004, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi approved Congressman Faleomavaega's request to establish American Samoa's first-ever VA Clinic
Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that $10 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds authorized and appropriated by Congress were recently released by the U.S. Department of Interior to the American Samoa Government (ASG).
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faleomavaega today commemorated the five year anniversary of the September 29, 2009 tsunami when American Samoa was hit by the most powerful earthquake of 2009 which struck below the ocean about 140 miles southwest of Pago Pago, American Samoa, and 125 miles south of Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faleomavaega announced that the White House informed him on September 24, 2014 of the Administration’s final proposal for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM) but the White House asked for Congressional offices not to speak about the outcome until Secretary of State John Kerry had a chance to announce the news first.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that last week, September 17, 2014, he attended the White House Congressional Picnic at the invitation of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The annual summer event, which takes place on the White House South Lawn, was widely attended by Senators, Members of Congress, and their families.
Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member Faleomavaega announced today that the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee has passed H. Res. 714, a Resolution he introduced calling for a peaceful resolution of territorial disputes in the South and East China Seas. H. Res. 714 will now move to the full committee for consideration.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faleomavaega today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made available low-interest federal disaster loans to eligible organizations in American Samoa following President Obama’s recent federal disaster declaration for public assistance.