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).
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.
Fagatogo – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hosted a town-hall meeting in the Fale Fono Guest House which was near capacity.
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.
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.
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.
The announcement information, which was sent directly to Members of Congress, is as follows:
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
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
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.