Press Releases

May 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata took part in a Wednesday hearing focused on whistleblower protections. The oversight hearing of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations examined whistleblower policies at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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May 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed a $472,791 grant from the CDC for public health emergency response.

This discretionary health services grant is for the American Samoa Department of Health through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Center for Preparedness and Response.

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May 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed two grants totaling $561,010 in supplemental funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed by Congress earlier this year and signed into law in March.

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May 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is happy to announce that Daniel Tifimalae Sovara Lutu McMoore has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy, one of the nation’s prestigious Service Academies.

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May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is recognizing National Military Appreciation Month, and released the following statement:

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May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed bipartisan House passage of the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act, sending it to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The U.S. Senate had already passed the bill, S. 937, which is focused on stemming acts of hate and violence against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. 

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May 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting over $479 million ($479,135,254) in federal funds resulting from this year’s legislation known as the American Rescue Plan.

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May 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata released the following statement:

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May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed official notice of a Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for the airport at Fitiuta, Ta’u, designated to the runway lighting project.

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May 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed House passage of H.R. 1448, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. Amata is an original cosponsor and supported a similar effort last Congress.

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