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August 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the opportunity this week to discuss American Samoa’s needs, and highlight the islands to a Senate CODEL that came through Pago Pago International Airport in Tafuna. Amata welcomed the flight upon arrival at the airport, and discussed the status of several important issues with five leading Senators.

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August 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted a nonpartisan report from Yale Law School and affiliated Veterans groups that studied the Service Academy nominations of every Member of the U.S.

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August 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a federal Pacific Basin health grant. This discretionary funding of $167,000 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is designated to the American Samoa Department of Health.

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August 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a grant of $1,033,000 for American Samoa through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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August 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata commemorated Purple Heart Day 2019 and released the following statement:

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August 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to welcome a federal grant of approximately $4 million for the American Samoa Department of Education. This grant is through the Office of Head Start, a program within the Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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July 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes a grant of $2.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). This grant will be used at the airport in Fitiuta to reconstruct the runway lighting system.

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July 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the expected nomination of her colleague Congressman John Ratcliffe to serve as the next Director of National Intelligence, and released the following statement:

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July 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released an update to constituents on some of the Veterans’ activity in the House of Representatives this week.

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July 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes House passage of two legislative actions she cosponsored to strengthen the key diplomatic, economic and security relationship between the United States and Israel.

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