Press Releases

October 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted congressional action from 2015 resulting in a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study team’s current efforts in American Samoa to report on the Territory’s minimum wage.

October 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage earlier this week of several Veterans’ bills, including two that she cosponsored.

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October 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming four grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), totaling $1,272,409 for American Samoa.

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October 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement honoring the life of Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland:

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October 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed notice from the National Park Service (NPS) of a $100,000 grant for improvements to the Lions Park in American Samoa through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and highlighted recent congressional action that improved that program’s funding for the territories.

October 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata said that Chairman Mark Takano of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will plan on a trip to American Samoa as soon as possible to speak to the Veterans, as this week’s visit was canceled due to changes in the schedule caused by Typhoon Hagibis in CNMI.

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October 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting an opportunity for the Veterans of American Samoa to speak to the Chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Members of Congress.

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October 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant of $536,964 for American Samoa’s coral reef conservation through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

October 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced the introduction of H.R. 4589. This bill, sponsored by Rep. TJ Cox (D-CA) with Reps. Aumua Amata (R-AS), Susie Lee (D-NV), and Greg Steube (R-FL), would give permanent authorization for the VA Grant Program for the Transportation of Highly Rural Veterans.

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October 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced the introduction of H.R. 4588 Modernizing VA’s Records Management Program Act. This bill, sponsored by Rep. T.J. Cox (D-CA) with original cosponsors Reps. Aumua Amata (R-AS) and Greg Steube (R-FL), would treat digitized records as originals with respect to claims administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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