Natural Resources

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June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to confirm that the House Natural Resources Committee has reaffirmed their commitment to hold a hearing to examine the need for a streamlined citizenship choice for those individual U.S. Nationals in American Samoa that want citizenship. While many American Samoans are happy with their status as US Nationals many American Samoans, especially those on the mainland choose naturalization often for purposes of military promotions, security clearances, along with other employment or personal reasons.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata gave a statement in the Committee on Natural Resources to make the case in Washington, D.C. that much-needed reforms are needed for the marine monuments on behalf of American Samoa. This full Committee Oversight Hearing was titled, Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments.

March 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed President Trump’s signing into law the largest land management act of the past 10 years, the bipartisan John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act, S. 47.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing, and welcomed the unity of message among the several Territories in the testimony on shared needs that include American Samoa, such as efforts to extend Medicaid funds.

January 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that she will continue to serve and gained seniority on three Committees for the 116th Congress: the Natural Resources Committee, the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and the Small Business Committee.

December 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted a busy week in Washington that included a focus on the Pacific region. The House passed two Resolutions emphasizing U.S.-Pacific relations, and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provided an update on American Samoa’s coral reefs.

December 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House action passing a series of bills which she supported in the House Natural Resources Committee, along with a Veterans’ bill as Congress works to wrap up more of the year’s final business.

November 15, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s bill (H.R. 5025) to put sensible time limits on any government fines and penalties for fishing vessels was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee.

November 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $560,000 in federal funds for the Territory’s cooperative agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for coral reef conservation, along with a related grant that also includes American Samoa.

September 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted on a series of ten bills marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee, and notably, cosponsored and supported a bipartisan bill sponsored by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) to designate Pacific World War II sites in Hawai’i as national sites for permanent preservation.