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Rep. Meeks Statement on Passing of Congressman Faleomavaega

February 28, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Meeks Statement on Passing of Congressman Faleomavaega

Washington, D.C.—Rep. Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding the death of Congressman Eni Faleomavaega on February 22, 2017:

“I was terribly saddened to learn of the passing of my long-time friend and colleague, Congressman Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin Faleomavaega Jr. on February 22. My sincerest condolences go out to his lovely wife, Hinanui Hunkin, and their five children and ten grandchildren.

“I got to know Congressman Faleomavaega very well during his 13 terms as the Delegate for American Samoa, and it was an honor and a pleasure to serve with him on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Throughout his time in Congress, Faleomavaega set such a high standard of compassion, humility, and exemplary service.  It was truly inspirational to see him represent the spirit of the American Samoans, and our nation is better for having had him serve in Congress.”