More on Congress
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released the following statement upon certification of the election:
“In proceedings led by Vice President Pence, the United States has certified the official results of the U.S. national election. The election is over, along with any meaningful election challenges. The transition to President-elect Biden will take place on schedule January 20th. Vice President Pence fulfilled his constitutional duty, and is a leader I respect.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released the following statement regarding the day’s events and security situation at the U.S. Capitol:
Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman High Chief Uifaatali was officially sworn in to serve the people of American Samoa for a fourth term in Congress as the new 117th Congress convened.
“At the start of each Congress, each Member swears an oath to the U.S. Constitution,” said Amata. “It’s a humbling moment that reminds us of our responsibility to the people we represent. I’m always proud to represent American Samoa in Washington.”
Washington, D.C. – Sunday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is back in Washington, D.C., after piecing together a lengthy flight plan around the Pacific. Congress will be in session this week, and could continue consideration of further COVID-19 response or economic relief legislation to close out the year. Members of the House are also organizing for the 117th Congress to begin in January, setting the stage with leadership elections and plans for Committees.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has cosponsored the bipartisan House Resolution honoring the upcoming centennial of Women’s Suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Resolution highlights two upcoming dates of historic importance: August 18, 2020, which marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment gaining the approval of the required three-fourths of the states; and August 26, 2020, which marks the centennial of the amendment officially becoming part of the Constitution.
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement upon the passing of Congressman John Lewis:
Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Faraile, Ua tuuina mai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata se faamatalaga e uiga i taumafaiga i totonu o le Konekeresi e aga’i se taumafaiga fou e fesoasoani i le tamaoaiga:
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is sharing an update on the status of stimulus checks following a conference call briefing with senior Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials, and highlighted IRS plans for a web portal shortly for this program in the territories.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is congratulating Governor Lolo Moliga upon his announcement of the delivery of CARES Act funds, and also expressed her appreciation for Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin upon timely delivery of this much-needed assistance for American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in appreciation of President Trump’s disaster declaration for American Samoa: