Press Releases

January 17, 2019 Press Release

Pago Pago – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata held a town hall meeting with Veterans in American Samoa to discuss the status of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other federal services, including the partial federal government shutdown.

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January 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a new law, passed by Congress and promptly signed by President Trump this week, that guarantees furloughed federal employees their back pay when the government fully reopens.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed important congressional news for American Samoa. The House of Representatives today passed H.R.

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January 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided information on the status of the partial shutdown of the federal government, and will not be taking her congressional pay until the shutdown ends. She also suggested that people should take time to pray for all the leaders of both parties, that they might have wisdom and be able to come together.

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January 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced nominations of 10 students for consideration by the service academies.

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January 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding the passing of Bishop Vaifanua Suiava Mulitauaopele:

“I’m saddened by the passing of Bishop Vaifanua Suiava Mulitauaopele. He was a friend of many years, a trusted adviser to me, and a respected leader to our people in the islands and in the U.S.

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January 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was sworn in to serve the people of American Samoa for a third term in Congress as the new 116th Congress officially convened.

December 26, 2018 Press Release

Middle East—Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled and delighted to spend Christmas Day with U.S. troops in the Middle East. She was thrilled to greet a large number of troops from American Samoa, sing Lota Nuu together, and then the Members of Congress had the opportunity to help serve a Christmas meal to hundreds of U.S. service men and women.

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December 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to extend congratulations to Mercy Te’o of the village of Lauli’i upon her Air Force promotion from the rank of Captain to Major.

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December 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed House passage of a short-term funding bill to keep the government open, ensure that the Interior Department continues to operate for the Territories, and provide a new disaster relief package for all the major storms and wildfires of 2018, including American Samoa and Cyclone Gita.

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