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April 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is letting independent or private nonprofit schools, or church or faith-based schools in American Samoa know that Congress included them in the assistance options. These assistance options are part of a joint program, the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, between the U.S. Treasury and directly administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA). This assistance follows the same principles as the similar help offered to churches and small businesses, based on similar categories of payrolls.

April 2, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Lulu, Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata i ekalesia i totonu o Amerika Samoa le tuuina atu e le Konekeresi o auala e maua ai fesoasoani e mafai foi ona faatatau i ekalesia ma faalapotopotoga e le maua ai se tupe mama e agavaa i totonu o le Tulafono CARES e ala atu i le Pulega a Pisinisi Laiti (SBA), ma e mafai e lea fesoasoani ona totogi le tele o pili mo vaiaso e valu.

April 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming important clarification from President Trump that the $1,200 coronavirus relief checks from the CARES Act include seniors who receive Social Security and no longer work.

April 2, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Luamua i Uosigitone, - Aso Tofi, Ua talia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata faapupulaga manino mai le Peresetene o Trump e uiga i siaki fesoasoani mo le coronavirus e $1,200 mai le Tulafono CARES  e aofia ai tagata matutua o loo tali Saogalemu ma e le o toe faigaluega.

April 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is informing churches in American Samoa that Congress provided assistance options that can also apply to churches and qualifying nonprofit charities in the CARES Act through the Small Business Administration (SBA), and this assistance can cover most expenses for eight weeks.

March 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming the first federal funding from the new CARES Act, over $800,000 in COVID-19 assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

As soon as the CARES Act was signed into law on Friday, HUD began moving $3 billion in grants nationwide to address coronavirus efforts, two of which are slated for American Samoa. These COVID-19 recovery funds total $801,685.

December 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding impeachment and several legislative successes over the past two weeks for American Samoa:

November 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a variety of hearings, including examining a fishing report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reviewing efforts to protect Veterans from online fraud, along with hearings on supporting rural and remote small businesses, and updating child protection services in Native American communities.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted House passage this week of two bipartisan bills providing for special honors with commemorative coins, both of which she cosponsored. H.R. 1865 honors our nation’s law enforcement community with a National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin, and H.R.

October 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement honoring the life of Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland: