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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Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faleomavaega today announced that he recently met with Elisapeta Tuupo-Alaimaleata and Alice Malepeai Silbanuz of the Honolulu-based Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center in his Washington, D.C. office. Faleomavaega congratulated Le Fetuao for becoming the first Samoan language project in the nation to be funded by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Language Preservation Grant and Le Fetuao thanked Faleomavaega for offering a letter of support in their grant application to ANA Commissioner Lillian Sparks Robinson.

Jun 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faleomavaega today announced that this week he hosted a group of students, teachers, parents, and chaperones of the American Samoa National History Day in Washington, D.C. The group arrived at the Congressman’s Washington D.C. office on Wednesday morning where they enjoyed lunch, Q&A with the Congressman, and a tour of the U.S. Capitol.  

Jun 4, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faleomavaega today congratulated Congressman George Miller of California, former Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee (2007-2010), on the unveiling of his official portrait at an invitation-only event in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. Congressman Miller was joined by his colleagues in the House, including Congressman Faleomavaega, who thanked him for his leadership in the Committee and his years of service.

May 23, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faleomavaega today congratulated students, faculty, and community members at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) on the launching of its new Certificate Program in Critical Pacific Islands Studies.

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.