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(Washington, D.C.)—Congressman Faleomavaega today offered his personal condolences on the passing of Fofoga o Samoa Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii. Sen. Inouye passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2012 at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

“Today, we have a lost a father, a hero, and a true friend of American Samoa,” Faleomavaega said. “There is no doubt Senator Inouye was a strong advocate for the people of Hawaii but he was also instrumental in helping the people of American Samoa and all our Territories and neighbors in the Pacific.”

(HONOLULU) – In remembrance of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that all Hawaii flags at state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff alongside the U.S. flag until sunset on the day of his interment, as ordered by President Barack Obama.

President Obama made the Presidential Proclamation ordering the U.S. flag at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Inouye, President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate.

Link to the Presidential Proclamation here:

(MEDIA RELEASE—Washington D.C.) – Congressman Faleomavaega, Wednesday, Nov. 14, hosted participants from the Boys and Girls Club of American Samoa (BGCAS) who were in Washington, D.C. as part of a partnership program with the Close Up Foundation.  The group includes 10 students grade seven through high school and three chaperones.


None of the gubernatorial candidates in the election held on November 6, 2012 had the 50% + 1 majority needed to win the race for the governor's office. The American Samoa constitution mandates a run-off election to be held soon after the main election, and it looks like the non-run-off candidates have been busy realigning themselves to endorse their choice for the run-off.