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July 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage Friday of her request in Interior Appropriations for American Samoa, which would be a fourth straight yearly increase for American Samoa’s budget. This increase is over $3 million more than the federal budget proposal that came from the Interior Department, and $500,000 more than the most recent final appropriated amount.

July 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a successful first step this week for the major appropriations bill that will fund Interior Appropriations for American Samoa, and said the House bill writers have included her request for a fourth straight yearly increase for American Samoa’s budget. This increase is over $3 million more than the federal budget proposal that came from the Interior Department, and $500,000 more than the most recent final appropriated amount.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is releasing the following statement regarding efforts in Congress toward a new round of economic relief:

May 7, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Education professionals from American Samoa last year including Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga visit the US Department of Education in DCLaumua i Uosigitone – Aso Tofi, Ua talisapai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le $45.6 miliona o tupe feterale mai le Tulafono CARES e lagolagosua i aoga i totonu o Amerika Samoa e ala atu i Seleni e Faamausali ai A’oa’oga.

 

 

 

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a CARES Act grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of $266,229 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

HUD, led by Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, was also the first federal agency to announce CARES Act funding in American Samoa right after that major legislation became law on March 27, freeing up over $801,685 in two coronavirus-related assistance grants at that time.

April 24, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata in a Small Business Committee vote early in 2020Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Faraile, Ua fiafia le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata i le maua o le $411,385 o seleni mai le Tulafono CARES mo Amerika Samoa e ala mai le Matagaluega o Tautua mo Tagata ma le Soifuamaloloina e faataua ai tulaga tau soifuamaloloina.

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman AmataLaumua i Uosigitone – Aso Tofi, Na faafetaia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le pasia aufaatasi e itufaaupufai o le $484 piliona o le Pili mo le Porokalama e Puipui ai Totogi ma le Faaleleia o Tausiga Faasoifuamaloloina, lea e toe faafoisia ai seleni mo le Porokalama e Puipui ai Totogi e fesoasoani i pisinisi laiti.

 

 

 

April 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming more than $2.2 million through the recent CARES Act for American Samoa’s law enforcement community to use for coronavirus emergency response and safety measures.

Specifically, the U.S. Department of Justice, led by Attorney General William Barr, through the Office of Justice Programs and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is awarding Fiscal Year 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) to the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency in the amount of $2,231,620.

April 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting ongoing CARES Act federal funding for COVID-19 response national emergency efforts in American Samoa.

April 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a housing grant of $16,404 that helps the very low income through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department, led by Secretary Dr. Ben Carson.

“I appreciate this grant because it can help improve a housing situation for someone who really needs it,” notes Aumua Amata. “We welcome grants of all sizes because each one like this helps out someone on our islands, so it can make a difference for a family.”