Press Releases

May 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following EMS Week message of support for Emergency Medical Technicians and Responders:

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May 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a weekly update from the Small Business Administration (SBA) that the American Samoan employers have now successfully acquired 100 loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) totaling over $6 million.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is recognizing National Armed Forces Day (May 16) and National Military Appreciation Month (May):

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May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is releasing the following statement regarding efforts in Congress toward a new round of economic relief:

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May 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is releasing the following statement in honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month:

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May 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a grant for American Samoa Community College for the American Samoa No Wrong Door Initiative, an assessment of long term care, services, and access factors in light of COVID-19. This $300,000 grant is from the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department’s Administration on Community Living (ACL).

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May 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Committee on Small Business held a forum with a panel of lenders to conduct oversight and examine the Small Business Administration’s implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

May 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata said the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program continues to advance with a new week’s data reported. American Samoan businesses have now successfully acquired 87 PPP loans totaling approximately $5 million, and the program remains currently open, funded, and accepting applications.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $406,084 in CARES Act funds to expand American Samoa’s COVID-19 testing capacity. This discretionary grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.

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May 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Amata is delighted to congratulate a student, Serenalia Iona, upon acceptance to one of the nation’s prestigious service academies. Congresswoman Amata was notified that Serenalia Iona has been offered an appointment by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, pending final medical review.

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