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March 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata expressed support for the programs that American Samoa Community College (ASCC) relies on for grant funding. This week, ASCC Director of Agriculture, Community and National Resources Division Aufa’i Apulu Ropeti Areta was in Washington, visited the American Samoa congressional office, and met with Legislative Director Richard Stanton to discuss ASCC grant funding requests for agriculture research, food safety, environmental protection and education programs.

 

January 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is delighted to announce the nominations of 10 excellent students for consideration by the service academies.

Each year, these select nominations are based on the high quality of the students’ combined academic records, essays, along with letters of recommendation from their teachers, church leaders and local community leaders, plus the required verification that they have already applied separately to the academy or academies of their choice.

August 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to welcome a federal grant of approximately $4 million for the American Samoa Department of Education. This grant is through the Office of Head Start, a program within the Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The discretionary social services grant, specifically $3,976,493, funds the Head Start efforts in American Samoa.

July 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to announce that the winning piece of the Malofie Art Competition, Katie Godinet’s Ava Ceremony, is now displayed in the United States Capitol. Katie’s painting will be displayed for one year, until next year’s art winner is chosen.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was delighted to host a group of American Samoa’s students in the congressional office and for their tour of the U.S. Capitol. The students are with the Department of Interior’s Close-Up program, and  arrived over a week ago for their two-week visit to the nation’s capital region.

 

May 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata had the opportunity to welcome American Samoa’s 2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga to the U.S. Capitol during her early May visit to Washington, and congratulate her again upon the Teacher of the Year honor.

May 6, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata and Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga Uosigitone, DC - Na maua e le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata le avanoa e faafeiloai ai le Faiaoga o le Tausaga a le Teritori mo le 2019 le susuga ia Jordanna Maga i le Laumua o le Iunaite Setete i lana asiasiga i le amataga o Me i Uosigitone, ma toe faamalo atu ai i le faaaloalo maualuga ua ia ausia ua avea ai ma Faiaoga o le Tausaga.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, 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.

April 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Amata is delighted to congratulate two excellent students from American Samoa upon their acceptance to the nation’s prestigious service academies. Congresswoman Amata was notified that Ben So’otui Schuster has been offered a fully qualified appointment by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, and that Aitulagi Alofa has been offered a fully qualified appointment by the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

April 26, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congratulations to Aitulagi Alofa and her proud parentsUosigitone, D.C. – Aso Faraile Fiafia lava le afioga i le tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata e faamalo atu i alo aoga e toalua mai Amerika Samoa ua talia i Aoga iloga a le malo i totonu o le atunuu.  Na faailoa atu i le tamaitai faipule ia Amata o Ben So’otui Schuster ua tofia e le Aoga a le Air Force a le Iunaite Setete i Colorado, ma ua talia foi Aitulagi Alofa e le Aoga a le Navy a le Iunaite Setete i Annapolis Maryland.