Press Releases

June 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata last week, as part of a series of meetings while she was in Honolulu, also met with the leadership of the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center associated with Tripler Army Medical Center that serves so many Veterans from American Samoa.

June 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed a major grant of $1,590,738 for American Samoa’s Head Start program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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June 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with Honolulu Commander Lt. Col. Eric S. Marshall and the Army Corps of Engineers last week, was briefed on the status of their numerous projects in American Samoa, and discussed their previous report on LBJ Tropical Medical Center. At the request of Congresswoman Amata, Lt. Col.

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June 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met last week with Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander, Indo-Pacific Command, and received a briefing on the state of the Pacific region. The briefing encompassed a broad range of issues affecting American Samoa, U.S. territories, the Freely Associated States, and the Pacific region as a whole.

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June 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is pleased to welcome a federal grant worth $583,215 for American Samoa. The federal grant, awarded through the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is part of the National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities.

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May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata met with Rear Admiral Matthew W. Sibley, head of the historic 14th District Coast Guard.

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May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following message in recognition of Memorial Day 2021:

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May 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata worked with sponsor Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, colleagues from the Territories and other key Members of Congress in introducing legislation together to better provide equitable treatment for U.S.

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May 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata held a Veterans townhall meeting attended by about two dozen American Samoan Veterans at the Airport Honolulu Hotel on Sunday evening. She provided them with an update from Washington, D.C., on veterans affairs and other issues, and held a question and answer session for several hours.

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May 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Friday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is very pleased to announce that Dorvida Fonoifafo Fuiava has been accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, one of the nation’s prestigious Service Academies.

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