The bill was sponsored by Congresswoman Aumua Amata and five others including Hawai'i Representative. Tulsi Gabbard and Northern Mariana Islands Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan.
During a debate last month Aumua praised her predecessor, as a "true public servant" who had served in the US Army and been deployed to Vietnam.
Aumua said Faleomavaega dedicated his life to improving conditions for veterans in American Samoa and took great pride in securing funds to build the local VA clinic, which has served veterans well.
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