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Rep. Eni Faleomavaega

Former Representative for American Samoa’s At-Large District

Faleomavaega was the representative from American Samoa and was a Democrat. He served from 1989 to 2014.

Because American Samoa is a territory of the United States, and not a state, its representative in the House of Representatives is a delegate with limited voting privileges — Faleomavaega can currently vote in committee and in certain votes on the House floor, but not if their vote would be decisive. Delegates have a marginalized role in Congress and their constituents are not represented in Congress in the same manner as most citizens.

Photo of Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D-AS, 1989-2014]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Faleomavaega.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Faleomavaega is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Faleomavaega sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Faleomavaega was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Faleomavaega sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (33%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (19%) Native Americans (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Immigration (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Faleomavaega recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: