US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

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Economy & Jobs (Small Business)

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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.

October 13, 2016 Press Release

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Pago Pago, A.S. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, I issued the following statement regarding TriMarine’s announcement to suspend their canning operations in American Samoan:

September 9, 2016 Press Release

Issues Affecting Economic Growth in the Nation’s Rural Communities

Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax & Capital Access held a hearing on Capitol Hill yesterday entitled, Struggling to Grow: Assessing the Challenges for Small Businesses in Rural America.  The purpose of the hearing was to examine hurdles facing rural small businesses and startups following the Great Recession, and figure out a “Better Way to Grow Our Economy”.

July 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Natural Resources Committee conducted a mark-up of several bills on Capitol Hill this morning including H.R. 4576, the Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act.

July 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and her fellow colleagues from the other four U.S. territories sent a letter to both the House & Senate Judiciary Committees yesterday stating their support for the EB-5 program for immigrant investors.  See full letter

June 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, was invited by Matt Salmon (AZ-05) Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia & the Pacific, to participate in a hearing last Friday entitled, U.S. Policy in the Pacific: The Struggle to Maintain Influence.

April 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Small Business Committee conducted a hearing on small business tax simplification and reform. 

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Congresswoman Amata at the HSBC hearing on Wednesday

March 21, 2016 Press Release

Pago Pago –Sunday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, met with the local Chamber of Commerce last week to discuss some of the things happening in Washington that affect the local economy, and what Congress is doing to help the nation’s small businesses, including those American Samoa.