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June 23, 2018 Press Release

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.”

February 12, 2018 Press Release

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.

January 24, 2018 Press Release

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.”

September 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a hearing exploring wildfire solutions, and highlighted the contributions of American Samoa’s firefighters.

September 13, 2017 Press Release

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.

September 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant of over $900,000 for the American Samoa Government.

“I welcome this financial support for American Samoa’s coastal management efforts,” Aumua Amata said. “Healthy coasts and waters are essential to American Samoa’s future.”

June 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded American Samoa a grant of nearly $1.1 million.

June 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the American Samoa EPA a grant in the amount of $866,000 for local environmental sustainability and rehabilitation projects.

U.S. EPA Acting Regional Director Alexis Strauss stated, “The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency has been a great partner in environmental protection. We are pleased to support its programs committed to achieving a better environment for all the residents of American Samoa.”

March 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, at a hearing of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Congresswoman Aumua Amata called for more local input into federal environmental decision-making.

Amata at ESA HearingAmata questioning the witnesses at todays hearing.

October 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $8.9 million to American Samoa for water infrastructure projects.