Eni Faleomavaega

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U.S. Representative

Eni Faleomavaega (D)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Natural Resources
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin Faleomavaega, Jr., a Democrat, has served as the Delegate from American Samoa to the U. S. House of Representatives since 1988.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Support for gun control

In 1991, Faleomavaega cosponsored H.R. 3104, which sought "To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation and the manufacture of firearms designed to accept a silencer, bayonet, grenade launcher, flash suppressor, or folding stock, of certain ammunition feeding devices, and of related devices, and to provide for the imposition of enhanced penalties for the possession or the use of any such item in a crime of violence or in a drug trafficking crime." [1]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation

House delegate voting rights

On January 24, 2007, after Democrats took control of the House following the 2006 congressional elections, a rule change was again passed providing delegates and the resident commissioner with limited voting rights. The change allowed delegates and the resident commissioner (4 of 5 of whom were Democrats) to vote on the House floor in the "Committee of the Whole," whereby bills are debated and amendments are added. The rule, however, stipulated that if a delegate's vote was decisive, the committee would disband and a new vote would be taken without the non-voting members.[2]

Del. Faleomavaega, who had represented American Samoa in the House since 1989, supported the change by emphasizing that his “territory has the highest per capita casualty rate (in Iraq) in the whole United States.”

Main article: Voting rights in the District of Columbia


Faleomavaega was born August 15, 1959 in Vailoatai Village, and attended Brigham Young University, the University of Houston Law School and the University of California, Berkeley. He served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve.

Faleomavaega served as the administrative assistant to the American Samoa Delegate, as staff counsel, House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, as Deputy Attorney General for the territory of American Samoa and as Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa.

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Faleomavaega’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Starkist Co$ 7,300
Starkist$ 5,000
Bankcard Services$ 2,600
Pacific Princess Partnership$ 2,600
Tuna Boat Owner$ 2,600
Cannon Corp$ 2,000
Keystone Usa$ 2,000
Trimarine$ 2,000
White Memorial Medical Center$ 2,000
Washington Metro Area Transit Authority$ 1,800
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Eni Faleomavaega
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Eni Faleomavaega. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2422 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC
    Ph: 202-225-8577 Fax: 202-225-8757
    Webform email
District offices
  • Post Office Box Drawer X Pago Pago, AS 96799
    Ph: 684-633-1372 Fax: (none entered)
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Articles and resources


  1. Thomas page on H.R. 3104
  2. "House delegates may get partial voting rights," Associated Press (via MSNBC), January 22, 2006.


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