Press Releases

February 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata highlighted the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, in February of 1971, one of several Apollo missions in which the astronauts splashed down near American Samoa and were first welcomed back on land in American Samoa.

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February 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata welcomed the announcement by the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) of transmitting over $16.7 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Interior to the American Samoa Government for Operations.

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February 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata welcomed the swearing in of the 11th United States Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Denis McDonough, and highlighted the importance of VA issues to Veterans.

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February 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata had the opportunity to congratulate a longtime friend, former colleague and Veteran, Col. (Ret.) Lillian “Anita” Dixon,  as the new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA). She will serve in the same role for the Washington, D.C.

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February 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata took part in the National Prayer Breakfast, her fifth time to participate. The annual bipartisan event has been held since 1953, when President Eisenhower became the first President to attend and bring widespread attention to the event, which has grown to attract 3,000 people in recent years.

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February 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released the following statement in honor of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick:

February 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released a welcome home message on the occasion of the first repatriation flight. Her message is available in English and Samoan as follows:

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January 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata sent a letter to President Biden identifying top congressional issues for American Samoa, alerting him to repatriation needs, and outlining numerous opportunities to work productively with his Administration in a bi-partisan manner in the coming weeks, months, and years.

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January 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata hailed the NOAA announcement of a record coral reef in American Samoa’s waters, and sends her thanks and congratulations to the entire federal scientific team that did the impressive work.

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January 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata attended the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and Vice President Kamala Harris, and echoed the call for unity.

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