Press Releases

March 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata leant her support as an original cosponsor to the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment (BRAVE) Act, a bill introduced by her colleague on the House Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY).

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March 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata introduced a bill that would eliminate the 21-day hold policy by banks regarding off island checks.  The proposed legislation will remedy the 21-day delay and put American Samoa on-par with the 6-day schedule of availability of funds that are already required of banks in all states and other U.S. territories.

March 15, 2015 Press Release

Fagatogo – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hosted a town-hall meeting in the Fale Fono Guest House which was near capacity.

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March 12, 2015 Press Release
Pago Pago – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata issued a statement regarding the introduction by Chairman Don Young (AK-At Large) of the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, a bill that would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. “I am pleased to have Representatives Bradley Byrne and Amata Coleman Radewagen as original cosponsors on the bill. I look forward to working with any Member of the House that is interested in reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act,” stated Chairman Young.
March 6, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata departed Washington, DC for Pago Pago for a district work trip to conduct constituent outreach, formulate advisory council’s and visit various facilities across the islands.

March 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a House Small Business Committee hearing entitled: Building an Opportunity Economy:  The State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

March 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is now seeking applicants for the position of Special Agent within the agency.

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February 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in two Joint Congressional Veterans Committee hearings this week.  Both hearings were dedicated to the legislative agendas of two important veteran advocacy organizations for the 114th Congress.  The first hearing focused on the agenda presented by Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the second on

February 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the annual Interagency Group on Insular Affairs (IGIA) Senior Plenary Session where she thanked Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for her assistance during the shipping slowdown

February 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that for the first time, High School students from American Samoa will have the opportunity to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition- An Artistic Discovery.

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