Press Releases

September 23, 2021 Press Release
NDAA Includes Amata’s Amendments, Military Pay Raise, and Pacific Security

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage of her amendment Thursday placing her small business bill, the Parity for HUBZone Appeals Act, H.R. 8229, within the larger National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 4350.

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).

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September 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata said that there were developments in Washington on Tuesday improving prospects for a short-term extension of the current Medicaid federal match (FMAP) of 83 percent for American Samoa, potentially avoiding an upcoming deadline sometimes called a Medicaid cliff.

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September 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is honoring the anniversary of the United States Air Force’s founding as a Service, officially on this date in 1947. She released the following statement:

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September 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed the announcement of $344,292 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and congratulated the American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency.

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September 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in a markup of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) to develop the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) portion of the reconciliation bill, S. Con. Res 14, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2022.

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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.

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September 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is providing an update on a development in Congress as part of the major budget reconciliation bill that would give new tax credit to businesses in American Samoa.

September 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed two new appointees to the leadership team for the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), as announced by the Department of Interior (DOI).

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