Press Releases

May 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in the 70th Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which included numerous military and government dignitaries, a military fly over, and a keynote speech by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John M.

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May 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to inform her constituents that the U.S. Senate has passed a disaster relief bill containing Amata’s $18 million provision for nutrition assistance in American Samoa, and her request for a 100 percent match for Medicaid.

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May 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma has granted a request to allow American Samoa and the other Territories to spend the last amount of certain ACA money that is otherwise set to expire this coming December.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she is an original cosponsor of a new bill this week to expand Pacific Veterans healthcare introduced by a bipartisan group of five Representatives

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May 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed this week’s first look at the House Interior Appropriations bill, which contains her request for a third straight yearly increase for American Samoa, which is over $2.5 million more than the federal budget proposal for American Samoa Government.

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May 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement highlighting 50 years since the Apollo 10 astronauts came to Pago Pago after a successful mission that was instrumental in the U.S. Space Program’s rapid advances of 1969:

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May 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage of a slate of Veterans bills, including several she cosponsored, and took part in a Committee hearing on the ongoing problem and national tragedy of Veteran suicides.

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May 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee conducted a budget and policy hearing with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, and she placed a focus on American Samoa’s fishing needs.

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May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled to speak in honor of Women Veterans at a special wreath laying ceremony at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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May 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which she cosponsored and supported in a prior Committee vote last week. On Tuesday, Congresswoman Amata and other Congressional leaders held a press event on the U.S.

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