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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:

September 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she is cosponsoring the effort to protect the U.S. flag through a Constitutional Amendment.

September 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed the success of a bipartisan request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding its administrative rules which placed undue constraints on Compact of Freely Associated States migrants seeking to obtain REAL IDs. The DHS has responded with a change in those requirements to remove unnecessary barriers to the benefit of those living or working in the U.S. from these valued Pacific allies.

August 23, 2019 Press Release

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.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

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.

May 8, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata speaking about the Taiwan Relations ActUosigitone, DC – Aso Lulu, Na faataua e le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata le tulafono e uiga i le sootaga ma Taiwan, ma ia saunoa ai i se faamanatuga na faia i le Laumua mo le atoaga o le 40 tausaga o le nei tulafono tāua.

May 2, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata with Congressman Sablan-002Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has teamed up with Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (CNMI) for the introduction of the bipartisan Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa College Access Act to provide tuition assistance to students in the islands.

May 1, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

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).