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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.
Washington, DC –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act earlier this week, which included the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015.
Just one example showing the total devastation caused by the force of a tsunami wave
Washington, D.C. –Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) has awarded $602,840 to the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency (ASCJPA) as part of the 2016 COPS Hiring Program (CHP).
“Our police officers and first responders are the backbone of a peaceful and productive society, and I am thankful that USDOJ recognizes the need to support and enhance local law enforcement,” stated Amata.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, traveled off the Hill on Wednesday afternoon to meet with several Law Enforcement Officers from American Samoa who were in Washington as part of their annual training, which includes instruction from the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Washington, D.C. –Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following statement on the shooting of Dallas police officers on Thursday evening.