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Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement of support and condolences for New Zealand:
“The reports from New Zealand are heartbreaking. We are mourning with them today. In American Samoa, we think of the other Pacific islands as neighbors, we come together with them for major sporting events, and many of us have had reason to travel to New Zealand. I’ve met with many of our wonderful community of Samoan friends living there.
Washington, DC – Over the past week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata has been pleased to welcome dignitaries to American Samoa’s congressional office for briefings, updates and discussions of the Pacific region.
New Zealand's Ambassador to the United States Rosemary Banks visited American Samoa’s congressional office recently for a discussion of the Pacific region at the start of the 116th Congress.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in recognition of Ambassador Nikki Haley’s service representing the United States to the United Nations.
Washington, DC – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement thanking Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo of Guam for her lengthy and effective public service:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata was privileged to meet Wednesday afternoon with President Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Marshall Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs John Silk and Ambassador to the United States Gerald Zackios.
Washington, DC –Wednesday, Aumua Amata gave an inspiring speech to the Asian and Pacific Islanders employees of FEMA yesterday. Speaking from the heart, the Congresswoman spoke on her own experiences as a Pacific Islander American, and what that means to the people of the region. The Congresswoman’s words were well received and portrayed the sincere love all Asian –Pacific Islander Americans have for our great nation. Prior to speaking, the Congresswoman was encouraged and inspired by the stories of others that were at the celebration.
Washington, DC –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, in a response to President-Elect Donald Trump’s announcement on Monday regarding his plan to withdraw the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Congresswoman Amata released the following statement in support of the President’s proposal.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, was invited to speak to those in attendance for a performance from the world renowned Taiwan Vox Choir last Sunday evening in Washington.
Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, who serves as the Vice –Chairman of the House Natural Resources, Indian, Insular, & Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee, voiced her support for the implementation of the Palau Compact during a legislative hearing yesterday on H.R. 4531, which would approve an agreement between the United States and the Republic of Palau.