Press Releases

May 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has teamed up with Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (CNMI) for the introduction of the bipartisan Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa College Access Act to provide tuition assistance to students in the islands.

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May 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming federal funds for water infrastructure from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A grant of $154,000 is available to American Samoa through the program, which works to provide improved drinking water throughout the country.

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April 30, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Veterans Affairs Committee conducted a hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to reduce suicide among the Veteran population. Prior to the hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney joined Congresswoman Amata, Chairman Mark Takano, Ranking Member Dr.

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April 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Amata is delighted to congratulate two excellent students from American Samoa upon their acceptance to the nation’s prestigious service academies.

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April 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has cosponsored two separate bipartisan legislative efforts supporting Pacific Veterans who were exposed to chemicals and toxic materials including Agent Orange.

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April 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is delighted once again to announce the winners of the Malofie Congressional Art Competition. This year’s first-place contestant has the distinction of also being a previous winner. Congratulations to Katie Jewel Godinet from Samoana High School upon her first-place finish.

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April 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in commemoration of Flag Day 2019:

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April 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a combined $2 million in federal funds available to American Samoa for security purposes in three different preparedness grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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April 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in two hearings of the full Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, including an examination of President Trump’s budget request for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) with VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, and an update on the VA’s efforts to implement the reforms of last year’s MISSION Act.

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April 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted passage of the Plaskett-Radewagen Amendment during the reauthorization effort of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

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