|September 16, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|WASHINGTON, D.C.—HEARING ON FALEOMAVAEGA’S ELECTION BILL POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE ISABEL|
Faleomavaega announced that the hearing scheduled for H.R. 2010, a bill
he introduced to protect the voting rights of American Samoa’s active duty
service members, has been postponed due to Hurricane Isabel which is expected
to hit Washington, DC on Thursday September 18, 2003.
“This hearing has not been cancelled,” Congressman Faleomavaega said. “It is simply being postponed due to severe weather conditions. In fact, as a precautionary measure, the House has decided to postpone all business scheduled for Thursday because Hurricane Isabel is expected to be the worst storm to hit the East coast in thirty years.”
“At this time, I want to thank Chairman Pombo for agreeing to reschedule this hearing as soon as possible. H.R. 2010 is very important legislation that benefits the people of American Samoa and I am hopeful that Governor Togiola, the President of the Senate, the Speaker, District Governor Galea’i and other distinguished local leaders will be able to attend and express their sense of support when this bill is brought before the House Committee on Resources,” the Congressman concluded.
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