More on Environment
Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to inform her constituents that the U.S. Senate has passed a disaster relief bill containing Amata’s $18 million provision for nutrition assistance in American Samoa, and her request for a 100 percent match for Medicaid. Under the new compromise bill, the Medicaid full match would last for nine months and will provide significant additional savings to the Territory.
Pago Pago – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata toured and discussed the special mission of the “hurricane hunter” aircraft the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) currently has in American Samoa.
Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement concerning the powerful Typhoon Yutu, which has struck CNMI causing severe damages and will also affect Guam:
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement concerning Hurricane Michael, which has reached landfall in the Florida panhandle region of the United States mainland:
“Our prayerful thoughts are with those enduring this powerful storm, or already displaced by its approach. It appears the very high winds and rain from this storm will widely impact shoreline and cities over a large area, perhaps even the nearby National Forest and the military bases, where some of our own Samoan and Polynesian community are likely to serve.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed over $1 million in federal funds through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for American Samoa’s coastal management.
“This grant will provide funding for the Territory’s coastal management efforts,” said Aumua Amata. “In this program, NOAA and American Samoa are partners in the shared goals of keeping our coastlines healthy, beautiful and useful.”
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the availability of $300,000 in federal grant funds for American Samoa from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“Federal funding through grants and other sources is essential for our islands to have important services,” said Aumua Amata. “I appreciate this funding to help provide clean, healthy and accessible beach and shoreline recreational areas.”
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed President Trump’s timely response to Tropical Storm Gita and his prompt declaration at Governor Lolo’s request allowing necessary disaster assistance resources to flow into American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a major $10.7 million federal investment in American Samoa for environmental protection services.
“I’m pleased to welcome this extensive federal funding for environmental efforts and water infrastructure in American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “This is excellent news for American Samoa and will finance improvements to our water supply and environmental health. These federal resources are a welcome addition to these priorities, and the projects they support are also helpful to the local economy.”
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a hearing exploring wildfire solutions, and highlighted the contributions of American Samoa’s firefighters.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement on the news that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced an agreement with StarKist Co. and its subsidiary StarKist Samoa Company, in which the companies will make a series of upgrades to reduce pollution, improve safety measures, and comply with certain federal environmental laws at their tuna processing facility in American Samoa.