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Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a combined $2 million in federal funds available to American Samoa for security purposes in three different preparedness grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata enjoyed welcoming American Samoa Homeland Security Grants Administrator Lisa Tuato’o during her visit to Washington, and met with her in American Samoa’s congressional office to discuss the year ahead funding and legislative priorities of the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security, led by Director Samana Semo Ve'ave'a.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Senate passage of the Real ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act (H.R. 3398), which she cosponsored and strongly supported with a Statement in the Congressional Record.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $335,000 in federal support for the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security.
These funds are derived from the Congressional mandate to create a nationwide public safety broadband network for police, firefighters, emergency medical response and other public safety professionals. The funds are distributed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, led by Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement concerning the powerful Typhoon Yutu, which has struck CNMI causing severe damages and will also affect Guam:
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata supported the Real ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act (H.R. 3398), which she cosponsored, including a Statement for the Congressional Record urging this action. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed this bipartisan bill to help citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia that live in the United States obtain necessary identifications and driver’s licenses.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed $657,646 in federal funds through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security for a variety of tsunami preparations.
“This grant will provide funding for the American Samoa Tsunami Ready Sustainment Initiative,” said Aumua Amata. “NOAA recognized the importance for American Samoa’s systems and personnel to be ready for action in the event of a tsunami.”
Pago Pago – Monday, July 9, 2018, Congresswoman Aumua Amata sponsored a gathering today as a sendoff for the volunteer firefighters of the American Samoa Fire Crew, leaving July 17, to help fight fires in California. This marks the 18th time American Samoa has provided much needed firefighters to help fight California fires. There have never been any serious injuries.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement regarding the shooting at the GOP Congressional Baseball practice in Alexandria, VA earlier today.
Congresswoman Aumua Amata presents a book on American Samoa to US Maj. Whip, Steve Scalise.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded American Samoa two grants worth over $1.7million.
American Samoa will receive $857,600 from the State Homeland Security Program. This program provides funding to implement planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from catastrophic events.