More on Congress
Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the opportunity this week to discuss American Samoa’s needs, and highlight the islands to a Senate CODEL that came through Pago Pago International Airport in Tafuna. Amata welcomed the flight upon arrival at the airport, and discussed the status of several important issues with five leading Senators.
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the Taiwan Relations Act, and gave remarks at a Capitol event celebrating 40 years of this important legislation.
Uosigitone, DC – Aso Lulu Talia e le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata tupe mai le feterale e faalelei ai tulaga o le suavai taumafa mai le Matagaluega e Puipuia le Siosiomaga (EPA). O se vaega tupe e $154,000 ua avanoa mo Amerika Samoa e ala mai le nei porokalama, o loo galulue e faalelei le suavai taumafa i le atunuu atoa. O le nei tulafono mo porokalama patino faapenei a le EPA e pogai mai le Tulafono ua pasia e faalelei ai tulaga o le Suavai Taumafa mo le Atunuu (WIIN Act).
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted passage of the Plaskett-Radewagen Amendment during the reauthorization effort of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Congresswoman Amata is the lead Republican cosponsor of this bipartisan Amendment introduced by Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-USVI) with the unified backing of all five island Territory Members of Congress, to change the funding formulas of two programs.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to report to her constituents that she ranked 28th in bipartisan legislative activity out of 441 Members of the House of Representatives for the entire 115th Congress, which ended in January.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted March as Women’s History Month, and noted she is an original cosponsor of the Resolution in Congress honoring and supporting the ideals of National Women’s History Month.
This Resolution, H. Res. 171, is led by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), along with original support from Rep. Amata, Rep. Ed Case (D-HI), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and others, and has been joined by well over 100 Members of both parties.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated Rep. Don Young of Alaska, the Dean of the House, and now the longest serving Republican in the history of the Congress.
“Congressman Young has been a good friend to American Samoa, and we’ve often cosponsored legislation together that benefits the Pacific region,” said Aumua Amata. “He’s a dear friend, who loves to fish and always enjoys a good laugh, and has a treasure of knowledge about the U.S. House of Representatives.”
Pago Pago—Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata discussed a variety of issues with seniors at a well-attended congressional town hall meeting.