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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:
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata congratulated Dr. Tsai Ing-wen upon being reelected by the people of Taiwan to continue leading as President.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement following tragic news of the New Zealand volcano eruption:
“We’re shocked and saddened by the tragic news out of New Zealand. Our hearts go out to the families of those missing. New Zealand is our neighbor and friend in the Pacific, and a beautiful place full of wonderful people. Our prayers are with them today.”
Laumua i Uosigitone – Aso Gafua, Na tuuina atu e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata lea saunoaga ona o se tala pagatia i le Mauga mu i Niusila:
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.
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.