US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Proudly Representing American Samoa


Amata has a long history of supporting our people in military service.

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March 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata sent her heartfelt congratulations to Shania Fiu, upon learning of her acceptance to the prestigious Wentworth Military Academy & College for the 2017-18 Academic school year.

“I could not be more proud of Shania, and I look forward to seeing her fulfill her dreams of serving our great nation.  Wentworth Military Academy is well known for producing some of the nation’s finest individuals, and I am proud to see a daughter of American Samoa there to represent us,” stated Amata.

October 27, 2016 Press Release

Pago Pago, A.S. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement regarding the Department of Defense’s (DOD) decision to suspend efforts to collect reimbursement from California National Guard soldiers who were awarded enlistment bonuses for which they were ineligible.

August 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, stopped in Honolulu while en route to her home district in American Samoa Monday to meet with U.S.

June 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and Congressman Joe Wilson took time over the past weekend to visit the soldiers at Ft. Jackson, S.C.  The Congresswoman and Congressman were there to join the soldiers and the local Pacific Islander community in celebrating Guam Liberation Day.

May 31, 2016 Press Release

Washington D.C. –Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, Released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day, after laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery earlier this week.

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues held a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery this morning to honor all of the women who have served our great nation in the Armed Forces.

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March 2, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, testified before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) on Capitol Hill today during the Member’s Day hearing. Member’s Day allows House of Representatives Members the opportunity to voice their thoughts on the upcoming fiscal year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including any legislation that they would like to be added to the bill.
January 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, Last month, for the first time in American Samoa, a Service Academy Nomination Board was selected by Congresswoman Aumua Amata.  The board met in Tafuna to review applications and interview the applicants competing for a nomination to one or more of the four service academies. 

January 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, attended a luncheon briefing that was hosted by the U.S. Navy League on Capitol Hill.  The topic of the luncheon was the status of current worldwide United States Naval operations and the Navy’s role in our national security. 

“It is vital that we as Members of Congress are regularly briefed on the operations of our military in regards to our national security.  We rely on these briefings to formulate sound policies that will help us better protect our nation,” stated Amata.

November 24, 2015 Press Release

Pago Pago –Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, joined a group of Army Reservists on Monday for their induction ceremony to officially become United States citizens.

citizenship ceremony
The newly inducted citizens take the oath of allegiance