Congressman Eni Faleomavaega

Representing American Samoa
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Education

For years I have believed that the salvation of our people lies in education. Providing our students with a quality education focused on college preparedness is crucial to the future success of American Samoa. It is important that in this effort we support the teaching profession and prepare our teachers to be effective in the classroom. We must also ensure that students in remote and rural areas such as the U.S. Territories have access to after-school programs that improve academic performance. Most importantly, we must also remember that job creation on island will ensure that our young people have career options back home.  

 

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Jan 15, 2014
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that the House has approved H.R. 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014 by a recorded vote of 359-67.  The bill now goes to the Senate for a vote.  
 
“I am pleased to report that the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 includes over $32.7 million for American Samoa,” Faleomavaega reported.  
 
Sep 19, 2013
Press Release
Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that he is accepting Congressional nomination requests to fill vacancies at four of the five U.S. Service Academies.   There is currently one vacancy at the U.S. Air Force Academy (www.usaf.edu), one vacancy at the U.S. Military Academy (www.usma.edu), one vacancy at the U.S. Naval Academy (www.usna.edu) and one vacancy at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (www.usmma.edu). 
 
Aug 2, 2013
Press Release
Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) has awarded a discretionary grant of $2,295,423 to the American Samoa Department of Education, Early Childhood Division, for Head Start projects throughout the territory. 
 
Authorized by Congress in 1966, Head Start began as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.
Jun 9, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Faleomavaega today announced that he hosted a group of 26 students, teachers, and family members of the American Samoa National History Day Delegation in attending the annual King Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony in U.S. Capitol.

Jun 7, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that he hosted this year’s Close Up participants from American Samoa during their visit to the nation’s capital earlier this week. This year’s group represented the high schools of Kanana Fou, Fa’asao-Marist, Faga’itua, Leone, Manu’a, Nu’uuli Polytechnic, Samoana, and Tafuna.