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December 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata highlighted the signing into law of several priorities that she has supported for American Samoa, and said she would welcome rapid congressional action to boost direct payments to $2,000, and is monitoring that effort. Under the new law, $600 will be sent out. 

September 8, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago — Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed another CARES Act grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of $529,150, part of a third wave of HUD funding that included American Samoa in each step, as announced by Secretary Dr. Ben Carson.

August 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a notification that the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) is providing federal funds of $713,125 to the American Samoa Government (ASG) through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Maintenance Assistance Program to assist in several improvement projects.

July 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage Friday of her request in Interior Appropriations for American Samoa, which would be a fourth straight yearly increase for American Samoa’s budget. This increase is over $3 million more than the federal budget proposal that came from the Interior Department, and $500,000 more than the most recent final appropriated amount.

July 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a successful first step this week for the major appropriations bill that will fund Interior Appropriations for American Samoa, and said the House bill writers have included her request for a fourth straight yearly increase for American Samoa’s budget. This increase is over $3 million more than the federal budget proposal that came from the Interior Department, and $500,000 more than the most recent final appropriated amount.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is releasing the following statement regarding efforts in Congress toward a new round of economic relief:

May 7, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Education professionals from American Samoa last year including Director Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga visit the US Department of Education in DCLaumua i Uosigitone – Aso Tofi, Ua talisapai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le $45.6 miliona o tupe feterale mai le Tulafono CARES e lagolagosua i aoga i totonu o Amerika Samoa e ala atu i Seleni e Faamausali ai A’oa’oga.

 

 

 

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a CARES Act grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of $266,229 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

HUD, led by Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, was also the first federal agency to announce CARES Act funding in American Samoa right after that major legislation became law on March 27, freeing up over $801,685 in two coronavirus-related assistance grants at that time.

April 24, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata in a Small Business Committee vote early in 2020Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Faraile, Ua fiafia le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata i le maua o le $411,385 o seleni mai le Tulafono CARES mo Amerika Samoa e ala mai le Matagaluega o Tautua mo Tagata ma le Soifuamaloloina e faataua ai tulaga tau soifuamaloloina.

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman AmataLaumua i Uosigitone – Aso Tofi, Na faafetaia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le pasia aufaatasi e itufaaupufai o le $484 piliona o le Pili mo le Porokalama e Puipui ai Totogi ma le Faaleleia o Tausiga Faasoifuamaloloina, lea e toe faafoisia ai seleni mo le Porokalama e Puipui ai Totogi e fesoasoani i pisinisi laiti.