The most important natural resource of American Samoa is fisheries and the ocean in general.
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Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata believes that Justice must be served in the court proceedings of StarKist, but that the people of American Samoa who rely on the cannery must be treated justly as well.
Uosigitone, D.C. – O le vaiaso ua te’a nei na fono ai le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata ma le Komiti mo Alamanuia Faalenatura faatasi ma le Failautusi o le Initeria ia David Bernahardt i le paketi ma aiaiga, ma na faamamafa ai e le tamaitaifaipule manaoga tau fagotaga o Amerika Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee conducted a budget and policy hearing with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, and she placed a focus on American Samoa’s fishing needs.
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is an original cosponsor of two fishing-related bills examined in a Natural Resources Committee hearing, and cosponsored another Pacific bipartisan bill on education policy. The hearing of the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife is an important step in advancing these bills forward for a vote.
Uosigitone, DC – Aso Lulu, O le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata o se tasi lea o uluai sui lagolago i pili e lua mo fagotaga na iloiloina i se fonotaga a le Komiti mo Alamanuia Faalenatura faapea se pili a le Pasefika na autasia ai itu faaupufai e uiga i aiaiga faaleaoaoga. O le iloiloga a le Komiti laititi o le Suavai, Sami ma le Vaomatua o se laasaga tāua e faagasolo ai nei pili mo se palota.
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee conducted hearings and voted on a series of bills, including passage of an amendment by Rep. Amata, along with a bill affecting the Territories on which she was an original cosponsor.
Uosigitone, D.C –Na faia i le vaiaso nei iloiloga a le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata ma le Komiti o Alamanuia Faalenatura ma palota ai i ni pili e aofia ai toe teuteuga na faia e le faipule ia Amata, faatasi ai ma se pili e aafia ai le Teritori sa avea ai le tamaitaifaipule ma se tasi o sui na ulua’i lagolagoina.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the annual Interagency Group on Insular Affairs (IGIA), and delivered remarks in support of American Samoa’s needs.
Congresswoman Amata (center) speaking at IGIA session.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she is an original cosponsor of new bipartisan legislation to strengthen the future of fishing in American Samoa, and promote the development of the next generation of commercial fishermen with federal grant support. The Young Fishermen’s Development Act, H.R. 1240, was introduced by the Dean of the House, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine), Rep. Aumua Amata (American Samoa) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Massachusetts).