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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Proudly Representing American Samoa

Economy & Jobs (Small Business)

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September 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday Chairman Aumua Amata presided over a Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology hearing that examined how SBA development programs are evolving with technology.

September 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata today welcomed this week’s effort by the Small Business Committee examining the need to strengthen small businesses and streamline the federal process of obtaining permits.

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Conferring with Congresswoman Jennifer González-Colón of the territory of Puerto Rico.                       

August 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata today welcomed an FCC waiver, which she directly requested from former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and then Chairman Ajit Pai on behalf of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA), giving ASTCA the licensing to continue efforts to complete projects that will make more services available to American Samoans.

June 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Small Business Committee held a roundtable on the best ways to help veteran-owned small businesses.

June 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, this morning in the U.S. Capitol building, introduced legislation, the American Samoa Jobs Protection and Expansion Act, which will do a great deal in assisting American Samoa’s ability to retain and attract new businesses to the territory.

June 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Friday, The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 10  Financial CHOICE Act yesterday.  Included in H.R. 10 was Congresswoman Amata’s bill H.R. 385, which would eliminate the long wait times for checks to clear in both American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.

April 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, at her first hearing as Administrator for SBA, Rep. Aumua Amata reminded SBA Chief Linda McMahon of all Samoans who have wrestled for her in her previous capacity along with her husband Vince McMahon as CEO of the WWE



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February 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, At the House Small Business Committee hearing today, Aumua reminded her colleagues and witnesses that any reform of the tax code must take American Samoa and the other territories into consideration.  

February 7, 2017 Press Release

Reimagining the Health Care Marketplace for America’s Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Small Business Committee held a hearing on Reimagining the Health Care Marketplace for America’s Small Businesses.  The purpose of the hearing was to examine hurdles facing small businesses in providing health care for their employees.

January 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (OH), released the names of the Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress, including Congresswoman Amata who will continue to serve as the Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health & Technology.