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November 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed young business and government leaders from the Pacific during their visit to Capitol Hill. The group is in the United States through the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

 

September 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a joint hearing of the Natural Resources Committee, on which she serves, and the Foreign Affairs Committee, examining the role of the key partnerships the United States has with the Freely Associated States in the Pacific. The hearing was entitled, Sustaining Insular Relationships, and focused on extending the future of U.S.

July 29, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Uosigitone, D.C. –Aso Gafua, Na talia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le faatuina e pei ona faamoemoeina o le Aliikonekeresi ia John Ratcliffe, o se uso galue, ina ia avea ma Faatonu o le Au Iloilo Faamatalaga e puipuia le saogalemu o le malo aoao., ma na tuuina mai ai le nei saunoaga:

July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes House passage of two legislative actions she cosponsored to strengthen the key diplomatic, economic and security relationship between the United States and Israel.

The House passed the bipartisan United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and Regional Security Act, H.R. 1837, which she cosponsored. This bill was introduced by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), who also serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Ethics, and led a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Israel and the region in early July.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined lead sponsor Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and other original cosponsors Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA), Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), and Rep. Donna E. Shalala (D-FL) in introducing the bipartisan Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R.3456). 

June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated the people of Samoa upon their 57th anniversary celebration of independence, and highlighted their continued friendship with American Samoa and the United States.

Amata at Samoa celebration
Congresswoman Amata enjoying the celebration of  Samoa Independence 

May 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the Taiwan Relations Act, and gave remarks at a Capitol event celebrating 40 years of this important legislation.

May 8, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata speaking about the Taiwan Relations ActUosigitone, DC – Aso Lulu, Na faataua e le Tamaitaifaipule ia Aumua Amata le tulafono e uiga i le sootaga ma Taiwan, ma ia saunoa ai i se faamanatuga na faia i le Laumua mo le atoaga o le 40 tausaga o le nei tulafono tāua.

March 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata spoke at the inaugural Pacific Women’s Leadership Coalition Conference in Majuro Atoll, along with President Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan, at the invite of President Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

March 15, 2019 Press Release

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.