US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

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March 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata sent her heartfelt congratulations to Shania Fiu, upon learning of her acceptance to the prestigious Wentworth Military Academy & College for the 2017-18 Academic school year.

“I could not be more proud of Shania, and I look forward to seeing her fulfill her dreams of serving our great nation.  Wentworth Military Academy is well known for producing some of the nation’s finest individuals, and I am proud to see a daughter of American Samoa there to represent us,” stated Amata.

December 21, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, nominated eighteen students to one or more of the service academies. Selection was based on the students overall academic record, essay and letters of recommendations from their teachers, church leaders and local community leaders and verification that they have applied separately to the academy or academies of their choice as only those applicants who have applied to the academies could be nominated if qualified.
November 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has awarded a grant of $2,143,469 to American Samoa Dept. of Education (ASDOE) in supplemental funding for the American Samoa Head Start Program.

September 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the Administration for Native Americans (an office of the Administration for Children and Families under DHHS) has awarded a grant totaling $298,964 for the establishment of a youth development and peer leadership project.

August 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, on her way home over the weekend, stopped off in Los Angeles to participate in the Annual Sisters Alumni of the South Pacific scholarship award event.

July 26, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the Administration for Children and Families (a division of DHHS) has awarded a $2.25 million dollar grant for American Samoa’s Head Start Program. These funds are part of a Non-Competing Continuation first initiated in 2013.

July 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, took time from her busy schedule Wednesday morning to speak to a group of students from across the nation, including American Samoa, who are in Washington as part of the Junior Statesmen Foundation’s (JSF) Summer School program.

   Amata Speaks to JSF
 

June 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and her fellow colleagues in the House of Representatives welcomed over 400 student artists to Washington, D.C. yesterday.  The students are in Washington as part of the annual Congressional Art Competition. Mr. Benjamin (AJ) Liaga of Samoana High School won this year’s competition in American Samoa with his entry entitled Folauga.

June 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington D.C. –Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, spoke to the new graduates of the University of La Verne last week, during the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016.

Amata at U of La Verene
Congresswoman Amata speaks to the large crowd gathered for
 the University of La Verne 2016 Commencement

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, welcomed the Hokule’a as it made its way to Washington D.C. via the Potomac River.  Many from the local Pacific Island community showed up to join in the festivities and welcome the crew to Washington.