The American Samoa legislature is taking a three week mid session recess, just three weeks after lawmakers convened for the first session of the 31st Legislature.
House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale says the Fono leadership have agreed to a mid-session recess to commence at the close of business on Friday.
The appropriate resolutions for both the Senate and House are being drafted, and must be approved by the two chambers, to allow the mid session recess for three weeks.
Local law allows the Fono to take a mid-session recess, but any recess more than three days will require approval by both chambers.
Savali says the recess will save session days while the Fono awaits new bills from the administration as well as the rest of cabinet appointments for confirmation.