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Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, when the delegate counts for the party's next presidential nominee were read out, the DNC touted its roll call as representing “all 57 states and U.S. territories.” Next week, the Republican National Convention will do...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa residents and those in other US territories on social security will not be getting their stimulus checks directly from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — like the rest of the US — but instead will receive them next month through their territorial...
American and American Samoa flags at half staff outside EOB
Washington, D.C. — Governments, businesses and residents of the five U.S. territories are poised to obtain billions of dollars in assistance through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Most of the assistance for the territories—Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam,...
Flags in front of the American Samoa Executive Office Building
Majority in Puerto Rico want equality through statehood, so far American Samoa’s priority is autonomy ~ Guam, Northern Marianas and U.S. Virgins Islands seem dazed and confused somewhere in between ~ */ In the 1990’s, the local territorial government of Guam lobbied Congress to grant island...
Guam's congressman, Michael San Nicolas
Hagåtña, GUAM — KUAM News in Guam is reporting that before Congress adjourned for the holiday, Guam's congressman, Michael San Nicolas introduced H.R.5526.  According to Congress.gov H.R.5526 would provide a nonvoting delegate to the Senate to represent American Samoa, CNMI, Guam, Puerto Rico, and...
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Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Census Bureau revealed plans Friday to remove a question about citizenship from census forms that will be used for the upcoming head counts in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Asked why the change was...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended a hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health, examining ways to strengthen health care in the U.S. territories. This follows a similar hearing in the House Committee on Natural Resources committee held on May...
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, center, on May 14, 2019, spoke at a ceremony that marked the official opening of Puerto Rico’s first center for LGBT elders
Washington, D.C. — Lambda Legal and the Movement Advancement Project on Tuesday released a new report that documents the status of LGBT rights in five U.S. territories. The report ranks Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands on a variety of...
Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs with Director Nikolao Pula.
Washington, D.C. — The Trump Administration has proposed $611 million for fiscal year 2020 through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) for the the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....
Washington, D.C. — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary - Insular and International Affairs, this week provided a $497,738 grant to the University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research School of Ocean and Earth Science for a project to improve...

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