Press Releases

March 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed testimony in a full hearing of the Natural Resources Committee by Gov. Lemanu P.S. Mauga regarding American Samoa’s economic needs and priorities, including the long term outlook for LBJ Tropical Medical Center.

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March 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata highlighted National Agriculture Day, and all those in American Samoa who grow and harvest the fresh island fruits and crops.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is delighted to once again congratulate Victor Chen upon his second prestigious Service Academy acceptance. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point has also accepted him, joining the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado in offering a fully qualified appointment. 

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March 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the need for additional support for American Samoa’s Medicaid program and modernization of LBJ Tropical Medical Center.

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March 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in a March 11 hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (WOW).

March 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata congratulates Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland upon confirmation by the U.S. Senate, and welcomes her to this key leadership role, which is important to American Samoa.

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March 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed official notice of four U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants for American Samoa’s airports through appropriations by Congress in last year’s COVID relief that combine for $1,050,816. 

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March 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is happy to announce that Victor Chen has been accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, his first choice of the nation’s prestigious Service Academies.

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March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata said that American Samoa can now expect a second straight year of record federal funding in 2021 — up to an approximate $511 million in special funding and a new education investment of up to $150 million in American Samoa — as part of the $1.9 trillion relief package passed by the U.S.

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March 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata spoke in the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday in support of resources, such as funding sea walls and other shoreline stability needs dealing with erosion, sea rise, climate and Tutuila’s known settling.

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