Press Releases

May 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she is an original cosponsor of a new bill this week to expand Pacific Veterans healthcare introduced by a bipartisan group of five Representatives

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May 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed this week’s first look at the House Interior Appropriations bill, which contains her request for a third straight yearly increase for American Samoa, which is over $2.5 million more than the federal budget proposal for American Samoa Government.

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May 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement highlighting 50 years since the Apollo 10 astronauts came to Pago Pago after a successful mission that was instrumental in the U.S. Space Program’s rapid advances of 1969:

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May 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage of a slate of Veterans bills, including several she cosponsored, and took part in a Committee hearing on the ongoing problem and national tragedy of Veteran suicides.

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May 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee conducted a budget and policy hearing with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, and she placed a focus on American Samoa’s fishing needs.

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May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled to speak in honor of Women Veterans at a special wreath laying ceremony at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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May 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which she cosponsored and supported in a prior Committee vote last week. On Tuesday, Congresswoman Amata and other Congressional leaders held a press event on the U.S.

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May 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined President Trump, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and other leaders at the White House for the signing of the President’s Executive Order promoting the economic empowerment of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA).

May 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata offered an amendment to increase American Samoa’s additional Storm Gita-related nutrition assistance to $18 million, and the House passed Amata’s amendment by voice vote, making this new total part of the bill.

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May 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was delighted to host a group of American Samoa’s students in the congressional office and for their tour of the U.S. Capitol. The students are with the Department of Interior’s Close-Up program, and  arrived over a week ago for their two-week visit to the nation’s capital region.

 

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