Press Releases

April 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming another health grant for the second straight day — $745,000 for American Samoa Community Health Centers — this time from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and once again directly through the recent congressional appropriations in the CARES Act.

Issues:
April 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a second health grant – this one $740,000 – to American Samoa from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifically to support our COVID-19 response.

Issues:
April 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming U.S. Department of Labor publication of direction to states and territories for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), an important step in getting this unemployment relief on the way.

April 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is letting independent or private nonprofit schools, or church or faith-based schools in American Samoa know that Congress included them in the assistance options. These assistance options are part of a joint program, the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, between the U.S.

Issues:
April 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is providing the following summary of the recent coronavirus relief from Congress and what these bills mean for American Samoa.


How the COVID-19 Federal Relief Packages Affect U.S. Territories

Issues:
April 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming important clarification from President Trump that the $1,200 coronavirus relief checks from the CARES Act include seniors who receive Social Security and no longer work.

Issues:
April 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting Census Day 2020, and reminding everyone currently residing in American Samoa of the importance of being counted.

April 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is informing churches in American Samoa that Congress provided assistance options that can also apply to churches and qualifying nonprofit charities in the CARES Act through the Small Business Administration (SBA), and this assistance can cover most expenses for eight weeks.

Issues:
March 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming the first federal funding from the new CARES Act, over $800,000 in COVID-19 assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Issues:
March 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Sunday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is releasing a more thorough description of what American Samoa can expect from the CARES Act:

Issues:

Pages