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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.

April 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is delighted once again to announce the winners of the Malofie Congressional Art Competition. This year’s first-place contestant has the distinction of also being a previous winner. Congratulations to Katie Jewel Godinet from Samoana High School upon her first-place finish. She is the daughter of Katie Godinet of Pago Pago.

The second-place winner is MJ Matulino, son of Maeli and Lusia Maselino of Aua. Third-place honors were earned by Anthony Feala.

April 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $1 million federal grant to the Close Up Foundation to fund the program in the Insular Areas. Congresswoman Amata and the American Samoa congressional office in Washington, D.C., looks forward to welcoming a Close Up students delegation from American Samoa on their trip to the U.S. Capitol in just a few weeks.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced nominations of 10 students for consideration by the service academies.

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

August 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed nearly $3.9 million for the Head Start program in American Samoa. These funds are designated to the American Samoa Department of Education for Head Start over the span of a five-year project by the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF).