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March 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata testified before the leaders of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, and made the case for American Samoa’s operations funding, especially highlighting the needs at LBJ Tropical Medical Center.

February 16, 2020 Press Release

Sunday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the announcement of $600,000 in federal funds to secure and provide for American Samoa’s federal elections.

“These are important funds to provide for our islands’ participation in voting and choosing our leaders, as well as securing elections we can trust,” said Aumua Amata. “We are privileged to live in a constitutional republic, and these are some of the rights we celebrate every Flag Day.”

February 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds for American Samoa through the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants; the Community Development Block Grant, the Emergency Solutions Grant, and the HOME program.

“These are helpful funds that can make an important difference for some needs in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “I want to say a special thank you to Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and HUD for these funds for American Samoa. These grants go directly to local community purposes.”

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata said her request for a third straight year of additional funds for American Samoa’s operations is in the final appropriations bill in Congress. It provides about $2.6 million more than the federal budget plan proposed for American Samoa Government, instead boosting the operations budget by another $400,000 this year, following increases of $718,000 and $250,000 the past two years, all supported with Amata’s requests.

December 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds for American Samoa through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This $23 million grant is part of the federal government’s long term disaster recovery process following 2018’s severe Storm Gita, and is through the special appropriations passed by Congress in 2019 in response to major disasters.

November 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming Senate passage of her requested third straight year of additional funds for American Samoa’s operations. The bill passed with unanimous support in the Senate and will now be conferenced with the House bill. It will provide about $2.6 million more than the federal budget proposal for American Samoa Government, boosting the operations budget by another $400,000. This follows similar increases Amata secured of $718,000 and $250,000 the past two years.

September 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the advancement of her request for a third straight year of additional funds for American Samoa’s operations, as the Senate joined the House in including American Samoa’s increase in the appropriations bill for the Interior Department.

September 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed more than $1 million in federal funds for coral reef conservation in American Samoa over the next two years.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed momentum for a bipartisan health bill, on which she is an original cosponsor, that would provide substantial new funding for Medicaid in American Samoa.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.

The discretionary grant of $588,815 was awarded to the American Samoa Department of Health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is an agency within HHS. This grant provides federal funding for immunization and vaccines for children.