More on Budget
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.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata reported a listing comprised of most of the major federal grants welcomed throughout the past two years to American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed over $1.375 million in federal funds to American Samoa for LBJ Tropical Medical Center and other energy infrastructure.
“The Interior Department is releasing four different energy infrastructure grants to American Samoa, totaling $1,375,816,” said Aumua Amata. “Two of these are designated for LBJ hospital projects, another to the shipyard and another to American Samoa Power Authority.”
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a total of $535,000 in federal funding for two health-related programs in American Samoa.
“Federal funds like these are especially necessary to American Samoa’s efforts to provide as many health services as possible,” said Aumua Amata. “I appreciate these federal resources, including $285,000 for our health programs and another $250,000 for mental health and opioid services.”
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed $2 million in federal funds for American Samoa.
“This is great news for American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “These federal funds support important local efforts, including emergency preparedness for all kinds of possibilities, such as major storms like Gita.”
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed President Trump’s signing of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, H.R. 5515, in a signing ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, where the President and Vice President Pence visited troops and toured the military installation. The new law builds on the recent improvements in the 2018 NDAA and provides for increased troop levels, higher pay, and other support for the men and women in our Armed Forces.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech’s announcement granting $10.6 million in federal funds to American Samoa for infrastructure developmental needs.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $200,000 grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Department of Commerce based on the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 which mandated the creation of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).