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Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement welcoming the next legislative step forward regarding a tax policy priority for American Samoa’s economy.
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Congresswoman Aumua Amata together advanced American Samoa’s economic development interests through a series of meetings throughout the week, including StarKist CEO Andrew Choe, the honorable Governor Gary Herbert of Utah, and also the honorable Randy Quarles, Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news that the Chairman’s draft of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act released Thursday includes the American Samoa Economic Development Credit that she requested.
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to raise awareness in Congress of the needs of American Samoa’s workers who will be temporarily out of work this Thanksgiving season.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a Public Comment letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and the overseeing judge, to urge them to strongly consider legal precedents potentially allowing parties to the DOJ-Starkist Consent Decree to agree to set aside funds to the benefit of the affected workers.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Chairman Aumua Amata presided over a Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology hearing titled “Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurial Success.”
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata introduced legislation to improve job creation opportunities in American Samoa and increase the potential of attracting foreign investors by fixing a gap in the EB-5 Visa requirements that directly affects American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released prepared remarks to the Small Business Committee regarding small business tax reform and American Samoa’s employers.
“It’s a privilege to raise awareness in Congress about American Samoa’s local economy and the circumstances of our small businesses,” Aumua Amata said. “My Statement to the Small Business Committee highlights a specific way in which the tax code treats small businesses in American Samoa differently, and how that could be a disadvantage to growth.”
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’s statement on the Department of Commerce’s major emphasis on reducing regulations and the progress that has already been made, especially his mention of preventing unnecessary fishing restrictions.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to participate in a bipartisan Small Business Committee Roundtable discussion focused on the needs of small businesses, and also met with Congressman Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania to highlight the agricultural needs of American Samoa.