Press Releases

July 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a hearing with the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, in conjunction with the Women Veterans Task Force, entitled, “Veterans’ Access to Reproductive Healthcare.”

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July 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement celebrating Independence Day:

Independence

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July 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed congressional action to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8, 2020, to help small businesses.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata presented American Samoa’s needs and priorities to the United States Senate.

She highlighted the following key objectives:

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June 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata said a surge in reports from the Small Business Administration (SBA) showed a weekly rise in assistance for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits.

June 27, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement observing PTSD Awareness Month (June) and PTSD Awareness Day (June 27):

PTSD Month

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June 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata has taken part in a recent oversight hearing in the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to evaluate the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) in response to COVID-19.

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June 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an education grant for Head Start of over $1.17 million through the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS).

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June 25, 2020 Press Release

Pago Pago – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is reminding small businesses that the deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is just days away on June 30th.

“Any businesses that still want to access PPP must act right away,” said Aumua Amata. “If so, talk to a lender immediately.”

June 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided a weekly update of the Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance programs for American Samoa, and said the combined total is now $12.2 million. That total is now 226 loans in two programs along with 132 emergency advances for a new sum of $12,259,865 in assistance.

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