Congressman Faleomavaega yesterday took the oath of office for the 113th Congress, commencing his 13th term as American Samoa’s congressional representative. Members took the oath in a ceremony that began at noon on January 3, 2013 at the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Following the ceremony, the Congressman was joined in his Washington, D.C. office by members of the American Samoa State Society who organized a celebration feast honoring Faleomavaega’s re-election and service in the 113th Congress.
“It is an honor for me to be re-elected to represent our people of American Samoa, and I thank the people for their trust in me these past 24 years, and into the new Congress,” Faleomavaega stated.
“I congratulate John Boehner on his re-election as the 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 113th Congress to serve the needs of our territory.”
“I also want to express my deep gratitude to members of our Samoan community here in Washington D.C., represented by the American Samoa State Society, for their kindness and generosity in preparing a celebratory luncheon on this momentous occasion for me and my staff. I am humbled and honored to serve on behalf of our Samoan people. In the 113th Congress. I will continue to work closely across party lines with my colleagues for the interests of our people,” Faleomavaega concluded.