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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).
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.
Congresswoman Amata enjoying the celebration of Samoa Independence
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.
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.
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: