29 Jan 2009

American Samoa lawmakers ask Governor for details of agenda funding

11:08 am on 29 January 2009

American Samoa lawmakers at both the Senate and House of Representatives have asked for details of their Governor's agenda for funding under the US President Barack Obama's stimulus economic package that's expected to be passed by Congress.

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on his 825 billion US dollar economic package later today.

Senator Alo Dr Paul Stevenson said during a senate session this week that Governor Togiola Tulafono had taken to Washington the administration's agenda for funding under the stimulus plan but hadn't made it public.

House Representative Taotasi Archie Soliai said the Fono should have a say or review of the governor's plan and find out the priorities outlined by the government to be included in the federal measure.