More on Budget
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C.- Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes multiple federal grants from the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) through their Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP).
Multiple ASG departments received these federal grants. The Department of Public Safety received $287,000 for their Maintenance & Rehabilitation program. Additionally, the LBJ Tropical Medical Center received $1,359,000 to aid their Critical Infrastructure Projects. Finally, the Ronald Reagan Shipyard Authority received $80,000 for their Apprenticeship Training Program.
Uosigitone, D.C.- Tali sapai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le tele o tupe maua mai le malo feterale mai le Ofisa mo Mataupu i Teritori e ala mai Porokalama e Fesoasoani i le Faamautuina o galuega.
E tele matagaluega a le malo o Amerika Samoa ua maua nei tupe mai le feterale. E $287,000 na maua e le Matagaluega e Puipuia le Saogalemu Lautele mo a latou porokalama mo le Faatumau ma le Toefaaleleia. Ae le gata i lea, na maua e le Maotagasegase a le LBJ le $1,359,000 e fesoasoani i a latou galuega faatulaga o loo matua manaomia. Na maua foi e le Pulega a le Falevaa Ronald Reagan le $80,000 auā le latou porokalama faaleaoaoga.
Washington, DC – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed final passage in Congress of a major disaster relief bill containing Amata’s $18 million provision for Storm Gita-based nutrition assistance in American Samoa, and her request for a 100 percent match for Medicaid providing significant savings to the Territory. The legislation is final, after passing with a large bipartisan majority, and has been sent to President Trump to be signed into law.
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.