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Congresswoman Aumua Amata wearing facemask
Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a successful first step this week for the major appropriations bill that will fund Interior Appropriations for American Samoa, and said the House bill writers have included her request for a fourth straight yearly increase for American...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Department of Interior has recommended that the investigative arm of the US Congress conduct further study on potential alternatives, including the use of a committee, to set minimum wage for American Samoa. The recommendation was made by Interior Assistant...
MV Manu'atele near the dock in Ofu
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech on Tuesday announced $1,640,000 in redirected Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds to the American Samoa Government to make emergency repairs to the M.V. Manu’atele Ferry. The...
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech today announced a final award of $11,833,000 to the American Samoa government under the American Samoa Government Operations grant for fiscal year (FY) 2020. These funds provide...
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech, today recognized and applauded the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for their ongoing technical assistance and financial support to the U.S. territories and...
 Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs
Washington D.C. — Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs, today announced $86,450 in funding support for students from the U.S. territories and the freely associated states towards the Junior State of American (JSA) program. Seventy-five high school...
Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga is leading an ASG delegation, which met this week in Washington D.C. with top US Department of Interior officials before heading to Oakland, California to meet with US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region IV officials. “We are...
the 2019 cohort of the Executive Leadership Development Program in Guam.
WASHINGTON—With funding support from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, 4 American Samoans and 24 other U.S. affilated Pacific Island residents were welcomed by the Executive Leadership Development Program held in Guam last month. The ELDP participants were...
DOI TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR LEGAL TRAINING  WASHINGTON – U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary of Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech has authorized a payment of $653,003 to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council Pacific Islands Committee to provide and oversee legal training for FY2018 in the...