Press Releases

April 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is delighted once again to announce the winners of the Malofie Congressional Art Competition. This year’s first-place contestant has the distinction of also being a previous winner. Congratulations to Katie Jewel Godinet from Samoana High School upon her first-place finish.

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April 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in commemoration of Flag Day 2019:

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April 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a combined $2 million in federal funds available to American Samoa for security purposes in three different preparedness grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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April 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in two hearings of the full Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, including an examination of President Trump’s budget request for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) with VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, and an update on the VA’s efforts to implement the reforms of last year’s MISSION Act.

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April 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted passage of the Plaskett-Radewagen Amendment during the reauthorization effort of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

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April 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $1 million federal grant to the Close Up Foundation to fund the program in the Insular Areas. Congresswoman Amata and the American Samoa congressional office in Washington, D.C., looks forward to welcoming a Close Up students delegation from American Samoa on their trip to the U.S.

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March 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata spoke at the inaugural Pacific Women’s Leadership Coalition Conference in Majuro Atoll, along with President Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan, at the invite of President Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

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March 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata commemorates National Medal of Honor Day and released the following statement:

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March 22, 2019 Press Release

Pago Pago – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata toured and discussed the special mission of the “hurricane hunter” aircraft the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) currently has in American Samoa.

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