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May 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in an effort led by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and supported by the bipartisan Members of Congress from Hawai‘i and the U.S. Island Territories. Together, these Representatives sent a letter to U.S. House leaders urging them to support local crop diversity and food security in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and in any resulting legislation.

November 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a variety of hearings, including examining a fishing report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reviewing efforts to protect Veterans from online fraud, along with hearings on supporting rural and remote small businesses, and updating child protection services in Native American communities.

October 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed notice from the National Park Service (NPS) of a $100,000 grant for improvements to the Lions Park in American Samoa through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and highlighted recent congressional action that improved that program’s funding for the territories.

October 4, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Laumua i Uosigitone, —Aso Faraile, Na talisapaia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le $536,964 mo Amerika Samoa e faasao ai aau amu e ala mia le Taupulega a le malo e vaaia le sami ma le tau (NOAA).

O nei tupe ua maua e le Matagaluega o Alamanuia o le Sami ma le Vaomatua a Amerika Samoa i lalo o le Maliliega e feutagai ai mo le Faasaoina o Aau Amu.  E manaomia e le malō o Amerika Samoa le $49,588 o le tupe faafetaui.  

October 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant of $536,964 for American Samoa’s coral reef conservation through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

These funds are available to the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources under the Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreement. American Samoa Government would need to match $49,588 in funding.

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.