More on Budget
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed nearly $10 million in a variety of grants from the U.S. Interior Department to American Samoa.
“I’m pleased to welcome this extensive federal funding for projects in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “This is some great news for American Samoa and will allow much-needed improvements to go forward. These U.S. government resources for infrastructure projects are an essential addition to these efforts. This federal support will improve facilities and strengthen the local economy.”
Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has awarded a grant in the amount of $2000 to the American Samoa Government.
“I am pleased that the DOI has recognized the need for this funding that is crucial to helping absorb the costs of migrants from the Freely Associated States," said Amata.
Washington, DC –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata praised the work of subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert, the other members of the subcommittee, and committee staff for their efforts to not only stave off the proposed Trump Administration cuts to ASG funding, but actually increased the funding for the first time since 1986.
Washington, DC –Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement regarding the release of $7.8 Million in grant assistance for American Samoa by the Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs. This funding is what remains of the annual $22.75 Million as mandated by congress to support government operations in the territory.
Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, released the following statement regarding the President’s Budget Proposal for FY-2018, which was issued today.
Congresswoman Amata and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney
Washington, DC –Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, today expressed her satisfaction with the bipartisan budget agreement reached over the weekend for the remainder of the fiscal year. "There's no decrease in Interior funding for American Samoa which includes the hospital, community college, and local government operations,” stated Amata.
Washington, D.C. –Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $1,740,439 to assist in funding the retrofit of the Tafuna Power Plant.
Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, took to the witness table twice on Thursday at Member’s day hearings for two separate appropriations subcommittees, who for the last two weeks have been holding Member’s Day hearings, so that House Members may testify before each subcommittee regarding the needs of their districts.
Wants new number to reflect inflation growth
Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, at a House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior fought for and requested a long overdue increase to the funding for American Samoa Government operations; citing the rise in the population, the departure of the cannery and other factors for the increase.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 5325, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, which provides a 10-week stopgap in government funding.