Washington, DC –Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed U.S. Senate confirmation of Doug Domenech as the Assistant Secretary of Insular Areas. In July, she had the opportunity to introduce the nominee to the Senate Committee that first considered his nomination, and she is pleased to congratulate Assistant Secretary Domenech today.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday Chairman Aumua Amata presided over a Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology hearing that examined how SBA development programs are evolving with technology.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to welcome the announcement of a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant of over $175,000 for the American Samoa Government.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata was privileged to meet Wednesday afternoon with President Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Marshall Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs John Silk and Ambassador to the United States Gerald Zackios.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement on the news that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced an agreement with StarKist Co.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed action by the House Natural Resources Committee, which passed a bill including language she authored to protect the territory from unnecessary fishing restrictions being imposed by a federal agency without American Samoa’s agreement.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to announce a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant of over $900,000 for the American Samoa Government.
“I welcome this financial support for American Samoa’s coastal management efforts,” Aumua Amata said. “Healthy coasts and waters are essential to American Samoa’s future.”
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was privileged to attend an American Samoan soldier’s Advanced Individual Training graduation ceremony at Fort Benning, Georgia, followed by a tour of the Fort and a special visit to the National Infantry Museum, where Governor Peter Tali Coleman is the only American Samoan inductee in the Hall of Honor.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata today welcomed this week’s effort by the Small Business Committee examining the need to strengthen small businesses and streamline the federal process of obtaining permits.
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.