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CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

Samana Semo Ve’ve’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three more cabinet members have completed the legislative confirmation process after they were approved by the House of Representatives this week. Samana Semo Ve’ve’a received the green light from both chambers of the Fono to serve as Director of Homeland Security. This...
Rep. Fetu Fetui Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Vice Speaker of the House, Fetu Fetui Jr told his fellow faipule to refrain from asking so many questions of the governor’s appointees appearing in the House Chamber for their confirmation hearings because it affects the outcome of the vote. He said that discussing other...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Five more director-nominees submitted by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga to the Fono were introduced this week in the House of Representatives and assigned to the appropriate committees for confirmation hearings next week. The same nominees were already...
Kenneth S. Tupua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three more cabinet nominees submitted by the governor have been confirmed by the Senate while confirmation hearings and votes in the House of Representatives remain pending. Yesterday, the Senate approved — in a 16-2 vote — Kenneth S. Tupua as director of Parks and...
Faleosina Voigt
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Faleosina Voigt and Talauega Dr. Samasoni Asaeli were both confirmed by the Senate yesterday morning. Voigt was approved by a vote of 16-2 while Talauega was approved by a vote of 17-1. Voigt is now clear to serve as the Director of the Department of Public Works for her...
House of Representatives members at their desks
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Six more director-nominees submitted by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga to the Fono was introduced late last Wednesday in the Senate and assigned to the appropriate committee for confirmation hearings this week and into early next week. The same nominees are...
Acting Director of Public Works Faleosina Voigt
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last Friday Acting Director of Public Works Faleosina Voigt was approved by the House of Representatives by unanimous vote, the same chamber that rejected her on Thursday last week by a vote of 9-7. Voigt has been Director of Public Works for the 8 years of the Lolo...
Chris King
Acting director of the Department of Port Administration Chris King testifying last Friday during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Transportation/Port & Airport Committee, chaired by Sen. Malaepule Saite Moliga. He was later confirmed in a 14-2 vote by the Senate. King’s confirmation...
Human Resources director-nominee Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Complaints have reached several senators about director-nominees — including the acting Human Resources director, Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo — that upon being appointed as acting directors for ASG offices and departments, they brought in their own deputy directors and new...
ASG’s new Treasurer, Malemo Tausaga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Acting Treasurer Malemo Tausaga during his confirmation hearing before House Ways and Means Committee this week highlighted a few issues regarding the status of the ASG economy. He said that according to the First Quarter of this Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021), the ASG...

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