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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement as news developed Thursday of attacks on Afghan civilians and U.S. Service Members:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata on Tuesday attended a Members-only Classified Briefing to inform Members of Congress more fully of the developments in Afghanistan, and U.S. efforts.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part Friday in a thorough national security briefing for Members of Congress regarding Afghanistan by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata has requested assistance with Visa requirements on behalf of Samoan residents of American Samoa who became overstayers because of pandemic circumstances outside their control, or left on a repatriation flight without being able to secure their ability to return to a U.S. jurisdiction.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata congratulated Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on her historic leadership role as the first female Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa, which has been publicly recognized by statements from the U.S. Department of State along with New Zealand and Australia.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is an original cosponsor with Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) in introducing the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act, as part of a bipartisan group of seven at introduction, including Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA), Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN), Congressman Ed Case (D-HI), and Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ). Their bill is endorsed by the National Peace Corps Association.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata welcomed the signing into law of the Malala Act, which she cosponsored. Passed at the end of the 116th Congress, the bipartisan Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, H.R. 4508 promotes much-needed access to higher education for girls in Pakistan.
The Malala Act is named for Malala Yousafzai, now 22, who at age 15 was shot by the Taliban pursuing her education. These events inspired the book “I Am Malala,” and have become a worldwide inspiration in the cause of access to education for women and girls.
Pago Pago – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata wished the Fijian people a happy and blessed Fiji Day, as this October 10th is the 50th anniversary of Fiji’s independence.
Pago Pago – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement welcoming the normalization of relations between Israel and the U.A.E. and Bahrain: