Press Releases

June 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming the announcement of over $1 million in federal funds for American Samoa’s law enforcement.

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June 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata is provided a summary of the changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) since President Trump signed the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act into law Friday.

June 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to give more flexibility to small businesses as they use Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) assistance, which is helping over 130 employers in American Samoa so far.

June 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a CARES Act grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of about $800,000 ($796,914) for housing-related programs.

June 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata said the weekly update of the Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance programs once again shows new loans for American Samoa. The combined total is now 154 loans, a weekly increase of 19, for a new sum of $8,654,566 helping the private economy of American Samoa.

June 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for $1,976,100 for the American Samoa EPA.

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May 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in an effort led by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and supported by the bipartisan Members of Congress from Hawai‘i and the U.S. Island Territories. Together, these Representatives sent a letter to U.S.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata said the weekly update from the Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to show steady progress for American Samoa. Local employers have now successfully acquired 120 loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) totaling over $6.6 million — an increase of 20 loans over the previous week.

May 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she is the original cosponsor of the bipartisan Protecting Paychecks and Employees (PPE) Act, introduced Friday with Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa-01), who sponsored the bill in response to concerns expressed by small businesses.

May 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following message for this Memorial Day:

Memorial Day Remember and Honor

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