Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined President Trump, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and other leaders at the White House for the signing of the President’s Executive Order promoting the economic empowerment of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA).
Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata offered an amendment to increase American Samoa’s additional Storm Gita-related nutrition assistance to $18 million, and the House passed Amata’s amendment by voice vote, making this new total part of the bill.
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was delighted to host a group of American Samoa’s students in the congressional office and for their tour of the U.S. Capitol. The students are with the Department of Interior’s Close-Up program, and arrived over a week ago for their two-week visit to the nation’s capital region.
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the Taiwan Relations Act, and gave remarks at a Capitol event celebrating 40 years of this important legislation.
Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is an original cosponsor of two fishing-related bills examined in a Natural Resources Committee hearing, and cosponsored another Pacific bipartisan bill on education policy. The hearing of the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife is an important step in advancing these bills forward for a vote.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which she cosponsored, and the legislation passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and will move on to full House consideration.
Washington, DC – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that the full Committee on Natural Resources will be holding an upcoming oversight hearing on the topic of the Insular Areas Medicaid Cliff.
Washington, DC – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds through the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a broadband study in American Samoa to aid in economic development strategy.
Washington, DC – Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata had the opportunity to welcome American Samoa’s 2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga to the U.S. Capitol during her early May visit to Washington, and congratulate her again upon the Teacher of the Year honor.
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee conducted hearings and voted on a series of bills, including passage of an amendment by Rep. Amata, along with a bill affecting the Territories on which she was an original cosponsor.