Press Releases

June 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagen in collaboration with original cosponsors Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pennsylvania) and Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minnesota) reintroduced her bipartisan small business bill, which attracted strong support and was passed by the full House of Representatives last year before the end of the 116th Congress.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in a Tuesday hearing focused on next year’s budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in which VA Secretary Denis McDonough testified. In his answer to Congresswoman Amata’s question, the Secretary testified on the reason the VA is preparing for a surge in health care cases. Since the U.S.

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June 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting a proposed increase in Highway funding for American Samoa that would implement a yearly boost in federal road-related funding of more than $6.8 million, taking it from the current $4.2 million to over $11 million.

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June 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata announced she has teamed up with Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (CNMI) for the reintroduction of their bipartisan Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa College Access Act, which would provide much-needed tuition assistance to students in the islands.

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June 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata last week, as part of a series of meetings while she was in Honolulu, also met with the leadership of the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center associated with Tripler Army Medical Center that serves so many Veterans from American Samoa.

June 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed a major grant of $1,590,738 for American Samoa’s Head Start program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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June 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with Honolulu Commander Lt. Col. Eric S. Marshall and the Army Corps of Engineers last week, was briefed on the status of their numerous projects in American Samoa, and discussed their previous report on LBJ Tropical Medical Center. At the request of Congresswoman Amata, Lt. Col.

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June 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met last week with Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander, Indo-Pacific Command, and received a briefing on the state of the Pacific region. The briefing encompassed a broad range of issues affecting American Samoa, U.S. territories, the Freely Associated States, and the Pacific region as a whole.

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June 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is pleased to welcome a federal grant worth $583,215 for American Samoa. The federal grant, awarded through the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is part of the National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities.

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May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with Rear Admiral Matthew W. Sibley, head of the historic 14th District Coast Guard.

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