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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

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Natural Resources

Natural Resources is important to the growth and stability of American Samoa's economy.

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September 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed action by the House Natural Resources Committee, which passed a bill including language she authored to protect the territory from unnecessary fishing restrictions being imposed by a federal agency without American Samoa’s agreement.

March 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata at a Natural Resources subcommittee hearing today, strenuously objected to the lack of local input, transparency and scientific scrutiny in the marine monument designation process.  The Congresswoman’s sentiments were echoed by her colleagues on the committee, as well as the majority of the expert panelists who were invited to participate.  Click here to read the committee's full report.

February 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and colleagues from the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, which has oversight over the U.S. territories, will arrive in Pago Sunday on the first leg of a fact finding trip to the U.S. Pacific territories. They will overnight Sunday and Monday before departing for Saipan in the Western Pacific.

February 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement regarding her assignment to two Subcommittees on the House Committee on Natural Resources for the 115th Congress by Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT).

Amata at HNRC Hearing
Congresswoman Aumua Amata during a House Natural Resources Hearing

November 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the Committee on Natural Resources met in open session last Tuesday and reconvened the following day to mark-up several pieces of legislation before the close of the 114th Congress.

October 13, 2016 Press Release

Fa'asamoa

Pago Pago, A.S. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, I issued the following statement regarding TriMarine’s announcement to suspend their canning operations in American Samoan:

August 24, 2016 Press Release

Pago Pago –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, extended her congratulations to the United States National Park Service as they prepare to celebrate their centennial tomorrow, August 25th.

Pago Pago Harbor
Pago Pago Harbor seen from the National Park of American Samoa

July 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Natural Resources Committee conducted a mark-up of several bills on Capitol Hill this morning including H.R. 4576, the Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act.

April 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations conducted a hearing entitled, “The Consequences of Federal Land management Along the U.S. Border to Rural Communities and national Security”.  The hearing focused on the challenges to maintaining rural communities and securing the border under federal land management regimes.

March 7, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. –Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC), in conjunction with the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, held a series of joint hearings last week, in regards to the budget requests of several major Veterans Service Organizations (VSO’s) including, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Disabled Veterans of America (DVA), and the American Legion.