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September 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming the announcement of $454,543 in federal funds for American Samoa’s criminal justice system. The funds are part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding program of the US Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP).

September 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is welcoming the announcement of over $685,000 in federal funds for American Samoa’s efforts to combat violence against women. These federal funds are from two grant programs administered by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the US Justice Department.

September 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement to commemorate the heroic stories and lost lives on September 11, 2001, as Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed bipartisan House passage of the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act, sending it to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The U.S. Senate had already passed the bill, S. 937, which is focused on stemming acts of hate and violence against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. 

May 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is honoring American Samoa’s police and highlighting National Police Week (May 9-15):

February 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released the following statement in honor of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick:

January 6, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released the following statement regarding the day’s events and security situation at the U.S. Capitol:

September 15, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a STOP Violence Against Women federal grant of $617,983 for services in American Samoa.

This federal funding to the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency is through the U.S. Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), led by Principal Deputy Attorney General Laura L. Rogers. OVW is part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), under Attorney General William Barr.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement remembering September 11th:

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June 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming the announcement of over $1 million in federal funds for American Samoa’s law enforcement.

Specifically, the grant of $1,033,440 is directed through the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency. The funds are from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) led by Attorney General William Barr, as part of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS hiring program (CHP) fiscal year 2020.