US elevates Pacific-born administrator to senior roles
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Pacific Islander and Chamorro, Tony Babauta, has been elevated over the past month as the White House's senior administrator for Asian Americans and American Pacific islanders, as well as Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Interior in Washington. This make Mr Babauta most senior Pacific islander ever to work this closely with a US President.
In his capacity, Mr Babauta coordinates US federal policy for Guam, the Northern Marianas, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa, and administers federal assistance provided to the Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau.
Geraldine Coutts begins by asking this senior Washington figure about last week's re-establishment of the White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and American Pacific Islanders.
Presenter: Geraldine Coutts
Speaker: Tony Babauta, Guam-born Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Interior in Washington