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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

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October 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome a $67,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the American Samoa Government for hazardous materials safety.

“American Samoans greatly appreciate our first responders, and all they do to be ready in time of need,” Aumua Amata said. “I welcome this funding for the preparation and safety of emergency personnel and the people they serve in any potential crisis.”

August 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce more than $10.1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Pago Pago International Airport.

“These efforts to preserve and update the Pago Pago Airport are major projects that deserve this funding,” Aumua Amata said. “American Samoa must always have a dependable, accessible and well-maintained airport to help counter our economic and geographic isolation.”

August 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce a $3 million revitalization grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Pago Pago International Airport.

“I welcome this continuing financial support for this important project,” Aumua Amata said. “American Samoa depends heavily on airport access that can support long-distance travel, and revitalization efforts help ensure a great airport for the future.”

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded American Samoa three grants totaling $2,000,000.

“This important funding will help ensure that our airports in Tutuila, Ofu, and Fitiuta will be preserved and rehabilitated,” stated Amata. “Our airports are important to our welfare as they allow for people to travel not only to Hawaii and domestic U.S., but between islands as well.”

January 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House of Representatives addressed H.R. 276 this afternoon.  The bill amends title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa.

Amata on Floor HR 276
Congresswoman Aumua Amata on the House Floor
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October 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) of U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a grant in the amount of $73,033 as part of PHMSA’s 2016 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program.

“I am grateful that the territories are included in this HMEP Grant Program,” stated Amata. “It is imperative that we continue to fund infrastructure and safety programs for the territories as we continue to develop and move forward.”

September 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, was pleased to learn that the Senate passed S. 2360, the Omnibus Territories Act on Thursday morning, and that the bill will now be sent to the House for consideration.

 

September 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a grant in the amount of $6,200,000 to the Government of American Samoa for the construction of a parking lot at Pago Pago International Airport.

Specifically, the funds will be used to construct a parking facility for the use of patrons at Pago Pago International Airport. 

September 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a grant in the amount of $5,400,000 to the Government of American Samoa for the purposes of runway/taxiway lighting rehabilitation.

September 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a grant in the amount of $7 Million in discretionary funding to the American Samoa Government for repairs and rehabilitation of Pago Pago International Airport.

Pago Pago Intl
Pago Pago Intl Airport