More on Budget
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed this week’s first look at the House Interior Appropriations bill, which contains her request for a third straight yearly increase for American Samoa, which is over $2.5 million more than the federal budget proposal for American Samoa Government.
“The Committee recommends $24,120,000 for American Samoa Operations, $400,000 above the enacted level and $2,591,00 above the budget request,” states the Committee’s report on the bill.
Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata offered an amendment to increase American Samoa’s additional Storm Gita-related nutrition assistance to $18 million, and the House passed Amata’s amendment by voice vote, making this new total part of the bill.
Uosigitone, DC – Aso Faraile, Na faaulu e le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata se toetueteuga ia faaopoopo ai le tupe fesoasoani mo meataumafa mo Amerika Samoa ona o aafiaga o le Afā o Gita i le $18 Miliona ma na pasia e le Maota le toeteuteuga a Amata i le fofogaina o a latou palota ua avea ai le nei aofaiga fou ma vaega o le pili..
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds for water infrastructure from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A grant of $154,000 is available to American Samoa through the program, which works to provide improved drinking water throughout the country. The legislation providing for these specific EPA programs are a result of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act).
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal grant based on Storm Gita totaling nearly $2 million ($1.925 million) for American Samoa Power Authority.
“I’m pleased to welcome these federal funds to our islands to continue to help restoration efforts in American Samoa following Storm Gita,” said Aumua Amata. “The accumulation of federal funding like this can make a big difference for our Territory, and I’m happy to pass along this good news.”
Washington, DC – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a compromise proposal to end the shutdown:
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed important congressional news for American Samoa. The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 268, an Emergency Appropriations bill for Disaster Assistance for the many States and Territories suffering from wildfires, hurricanes, flooding and other disasters including Cyclone Gita which devastated American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided information on the status of the partial shutdown of the federal government, and will not be taking her congressional pay until the shutdown ends. She also suggested that people should take time to pray for all the leaders of both parties, that they might have wisdom and be able to come together.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage of a short-term funding bill to keep the government open, ensure that the Interior Department continues to operate for the Territories, and provide a new disaster relief package for all the major storms and wildfires of 2018, including American Samoa and Cyclone Gita.
Pago Pago – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $4 million in federal funds to American Samoa for four essential operations: American Samoa Government, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa Community College and the High Court of American Samoa.