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November 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a 2020 National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) grant that is directed to shoreline erosion improvement at Lions Park, Tutuila. The grant is for project final design and permitting in the effort to create a living shoreline along Lions Park to enhance the critical estuarine habitat in the adjacent Pala Lagoon.

September 15, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed notification of federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of $436,368 for the American Samoa EPA.

“Congratulations especially to Director Fa'amao Asalele upon this grant notification, part of a five year plan,” said Aumua Amata. “Federal funds like these are essential to our local services. In this case, funding is for efforts to protect drinking water and other environmental services. Thank you to everyone at ASEPA.”

August 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed notification of $121,883 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9, for the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA).

This EPA project is under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010, followed by current appropriations passed by this Congress for fiscal year 2020.

August 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which supports the National Park of American Samoa, and the important Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

The bipartisan GAOA, which President Trump signed into law this week, is described as the most substantial conservation legislation in a generation,  and hailed as “a conservationist’s dream” by the National Parks Conservation Association.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata  hailed House passage of bipartisan legislation managing the nation’s water infrastructure, which includes expedited feasibility studies for much-needed stabilizing efforts in Aunu‘u Harbor and Tutuila. The bill is the two-year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that emphasizes congressional commitment to the nation’s water infrastructure, authorizes project studies and construction, and guides federal agencies.

June 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for $1,976,100 for the American Samoa EPA.

“Thank you to Fa'amao Asalele, and congratulations to ASEPA upon this grant notification,” said Aumua Amata. “These federal funds are helpful for local efforts to protect drinking water and other health priorities. Thank you to everyone working on these efforts at ASEPA.”

June 1, 2020 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Gafua, Ua talisapai e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata se seleni mai le Matagaluega e Puipuia le Siosiomaga e $1,976,100 le aofai mo le Matagaluega e Puipuia le Siosiomaga a Amerika Samoa (faapuupuuina i le faaperetania o le ASEPA). 

September 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed more than $1 million in federal funds for coral reef conservation in American Samoa over the next two years.

August 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a grant of $1,033,000 for American Samoa through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

These funds are available to the American Samoa Department of Commerce under the Coastal Zone Management Act, passed initially in 1972, with budget appropriations since by each Congress, for the National Coastal Zone Management Program.

May 24, 2019 Press Release

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.