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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6062 and H.R. 6273 | Indian and Insular Affairs Subcommittee

On Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 6062 (Rep. Radewagen), To restore the ability of the people of American Samoa to approve amendments to the territorial constitution based on majority rule in a democratic act of self-determination, as authorized pursuant to an Act of Congress delegating administration of Federal territorial law in the territory to the President, and to the Secretary of the Interior under Executive Order 10264, dated June 29, 1951, under which the Constitution of American Samoa was approved and may be amended without requirement for further congressional action, subject to the authority of Congress under the Territorial Clause in article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the United States Constitution; and
  • H.R. 6273 (Rep. Moylan), “Guam Host Community Compensation Act”.

Witnesses are by invitation only.

Witnesses and Testimony

Mr. Keone Nakoa
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Insular and International Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington, D.C. 

The Hon. Talauega Eleasalo Vaalele Ale
Lieutenant Governor
American Samoa
Pago Pago, AS 

The Hon. Alexander Eli Jennings
Swains Island Delegate
American Samoa House of Representatives
Pago Pago, AS 

The Hon. Jesse Alig
Piti, Guam 

The Hon. Lordes Aflague “Lou” Leon Guerrero
Hagåtña, Guam [Minority Witness]