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June 18, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I am always pleased to report on grant funding for our islands,” said Amata. “These essential grant awards will fund important projects that serve our people, including restoring property that was damaged by the 2009 tsunami, and reducing the progression of substance abuse on the islands,” stated Amata.
June 17, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I want to thank Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velázquez for holding this hearing today to examine the impact that removing the ban on crude exports will have on our nation’s small businesses,” said Amata. This is an important issue, which if addressed properly has the potential to significantly and positively affect our rapidly growing national deficit and provide jobs to an estimated-additional 500,000 to 1.75 million people by 2025,” stated Congresswoman Amata.
June 11, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, submitted the following Statement for the Congressional Record in honor and memory of Master Sergeant Tautalagia Sotoa Numera, who passed away on June 1, 2015 at his home in Mechanicsville, MD.
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June 5, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I could not be more pleased with the decision of the courts today,” said Amata. “It is our right to self-determination and the continuation of our unique history and culture that have won today,” stated Amata.
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June 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, engaged Dr. Jonathon Gifford, Professor and Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Policy, George Mason School of Public Policy, on the special needs and position of American Samoa in terms of current surface transportation infrastructure.

 

June 1, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I want to thank Secretary McDonald for his and the departments’ interest in our island’s veterans,” stated Amata. “It is essential that these high level VA officials and decision makers see first-hand the needs of our local veterans,” continued Amata.
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May 29, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I would like to congratulate Captain Puletasi H. Wong-Mageo on being one of the recipients of the 2014 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award,” said Amata. “Captain Wong-Mageo’s dedication to his job and the three words that were often repeated by General MacArthur to guide our nation’s commissioned officers; duty, honor, and country, are of the highest regard as exemplified by his actions in the performance of his duties,” continued Amata.
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May 27, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, "I want to congratulate Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Charles M. Tobin on his new assignment as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Defense Logistics Agency,” stated Amata. “His leadership and dedication to our nation and its ideals serve as a stellar example to all Samoans. I also want to congratulate his family and specifically his daughter Kayla and grandson JJ who were in attendance at the ceremony today. I know that their continued support have been a central guiding light in his service to the nation, and for that we thank them,” concluded Amata.
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May 21, 2015 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, Released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day, after laying a wreath at the Vietnam War Memorial earlier this week.
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May 20, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed students from American Samoa, who were in Washington, DC as part of the Close Up program.
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