Press Releases

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a $2,553,194 CARES Act grant for coronavirus relief for American Samoa’s fishermen.

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May 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined Rep. TJ Cox (D-California), who led the effort, and Dean of the House Rep.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $45.6 million in CARES Act federal funds supporting education in American Samoa through the Education Stabilization Fund.

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May 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is releasing the following statement of congratulations to the Territorial Bank of American Samoa:

May 6, 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 $266,229 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

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May 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming a grant for the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) of over $1.2 million through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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May 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming news of 61 successful CARES Act assistance loans for employers in American Samoa through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.

April 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming President Trump’s signing into law a bill she cosponsored helping student Veterans whose educations have been interrupted by the pandemic. The bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, H.R. 6322, introduced in late March in the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is now law.

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April 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a historic moment in the U.S. House of Representatives, as the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held the first-ever bipartisan virtual forum. 

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April 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is reminding small businesses and employers that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-starts Monday. On Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the $484 billion Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which passed the House late Thursday with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 388-5.

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