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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.
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:
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.
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.