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September 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal Department of Transportation grant of $1.5 million for road projects tied to Storm Gita damages.

“These federal funds help our Territory’s efforts to continue to rebuild from our major storm last year,” said Aumua Amata. “I want to specially thank Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and the Department for this discretionary grant.”

July 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a grant of $2.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). This grant will be used at the airport in Fitiuta to reconstruct the runway lighting system. The runway lighting system has reached the end of its useful life, and its reconstruction will bring it up to FAA standards. 

July 29, 2019 Fa'asalalauga Aloa'ia

Congresswoman Amata with Secretary of Transportation Elaine ChaoUosigitone, D.C. – Aso Gafua, Ua talia e le Tamaitaikonekeresi ia Aumua Amata le tupe e $2.5 miliona mai le Taupulega a le Feterale mo Femalagaina i Vaalele ma le Matagaluega o Femalagaina.  O le a faaaoga lea tupe mo le malaevaalele i Fitiuta e toe fausia ai molī o le malaevaalele. Ua uma le aoga o molī o le malaevaalele ma o lona toe fausia o le a o’o ai i se tulaga talafeagai e tusa ma alafua a le Taupulega a le Feterale mo Femalagaina i Vaalele.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal Department of Transportation grant of about $2.8 million for road rehabilitation because of Cyclone Gita.

“I’m pleased to announce more federal funds for our Territory’s efforts to rebuild and have a full recovery from Storm Gita,” said Aumua Amata. “This grant will benefit our Territory, and help pay for the efforts to put storm-damaged roads in good shape.”

October 3, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed U.S. Senate approval of her cabotage bill to promote reliable air service in American Samoa.

Additionally, the bill, led in the House by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) – who visited American Samoa earlier this year – ensures FAA funding for five years and includes other features, such as directing the FAA to establish a minimum seat size in U.S. passenger jet aircraft on behalf of passengers.

September 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the advancement of her cabotage bill to promote reliable air service in American Samoa. The provision is part of a renewed push in Congress to complete re-authorization this month for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

September 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed over $23.3 million in federal resources to American Samoa for much-needed airport renovation projects to improve the pavement.

“This is a sizable grant for our Pago Pago International Airport, and it is great news for us this week,” said Aumua Amata. “I’m especially pleased to welcome this important federal support to preserve and enhance our airport. Our airport is our primary connection to the United States and the rest of the Pacific, and it is essential to keep it in good repair.”

 

August 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed $500,000 in federal funds for a rescue and fire vehicle for the airport serving Manu’a.

“I’m delighted to welcome this federal provision for a dependable rescue and fire vehicle at the airport on Ofu,” said Aumua Amata. “The U.S. Department of Transportation recognized this important need to be able to help save lives and property with the proper equipment. It’s always essential to ensure that all of our islands are served and included in federal resources.”

July 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed $1 million in federal funding for Fitiuta Airport.

“The Fitiuta Airport is essential to travel between Manu’a and Tutuila, and an important asset to American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “The FAA is recognizing the need to maintain our runway there for our long-term use, and this is good news from the FAA.”

April 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage of legislation that includes her cabotage provision to promote reliable air service in American Samoa. This solution has passed the House before, but not yet in the Senate; however, this time the provision is included in a major bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which passed the House by a vote of 393-13, and the U.S. Senate will also need to act to authorize the FAA.