Press Releases

October 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted House passage this week of two bipartisan bills providing for special honors with commemorative coins, both of which she cosponsored. H.R. 1865 honors our nation’s law enforcement community with a National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin, and H.R.

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October 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed federal funds for American Samoa through the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department. This discretionary grant is designated to the American Samoa Department of Health.

The grant provides about $70,000 (specifically $69,976) in support for maternal and child health services.

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October 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted House passage of the Small Business Development Centers Improvements Act, H.R. 4406, which would reauthorize the much-needed SBDC program for four years. As original cosponsor, she joined Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) on this legislative effort, which passed overwhelmingly this week with bipartisan support.

October 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she is an original cosponsor and lead Republican of a bipartisan effort to assist women entrepreneurs. The bill sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) was introduced this week to help reestablish federal coordinated efforts aimed at helping women-owned businesses succeed.

October 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted congressional action from 2015 resulting in a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study team’s current efforts in American Samoa to report on the Territory’s minimum wage.

October 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage earlier this week of several Veterans’ bills, including two that she cosponsored.

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October 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming four grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), totaling $1,272,409 for American Samoa.

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October 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement honoring the life of Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland:

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October 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed notice from the National Park Service (NPS) of a $100,000 grant for improvements to the Lions Park in American Samoa through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and highlighted recent congressional action that improved that program’s funding for the territories.

October 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata said that Chairman Mark Takano of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will plan on a trip to American Samoa as soon as possible to speak to the Veterans, as this week’s visit was canceled due to changes in the schedule caused by Typhoon Hagibis in CNMI.

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