Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that the 112th Congress officially opened yesterday under the new leadership of John A. Boehner as the new Speaker of the House. Faleomavaega took the oath of office, commencing his 12th term as American Samoa’s representative in the U.S. Congress, along with other Members in a ceremony that began at noon in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I am honored to be re-elected to represent our people in the U.S. Congress, and I thank the people of American Samoa for their trust in me these past 22 years, and into the new Congress. As I have done throughout my previous terms, I will continue to work closely across party lines for the interests of our people.”
“I congratulate John Boehner on his election as the new Speaker of the House and also Nancy Pelosi and the rest of our House Democratic Leadership on their elections. I look forward to working with all of my colleagues in the 112th Congress to serve the needs of our territory,” Faleomavaega concluded.