Press Releases

February 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata introduced a bipartisan bill to streamline citizenship for any U.S. Nationals from American Samoa who choose to convert their status to U.S. citizenship.

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she is an original cosponsor of new bipartisan legislation to strengthen the future of fishing in American Samoa, and promote the development of the next generation of commercial fishermen with federal grant support. The Young Fishermen’s Development Act, H.R.

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department for nearly $1.75 million.

This discretionary Pacific Basin Grant totaling $1,745,233 is offered under the Health Center Cluster Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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February 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding the passing of Rep. John Dingell at 92 years of age, the longest serving Congressman in the history of the country:

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February 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata supported the Veterans Access to Child Care Act, H.R. 840, which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 400-9 including an amendment by Rep. Amata.

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February 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has been named Vice Ranking Member of the full Veterans’ Affairs Committee for the 116th Congress. This is in addition to an earlier announcement of the same Vice Ranking Member position for the Small Business Committee.

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February 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata responded to the priorities President Trump outlined in his State of the Union speech, highlighting Veterans’ services, infrastructure plans, a new childhood cancer health initiative, and supporting our military.

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February 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal Department of Transportation grant of about $2.8 million for road rehabilitation because of Cyclone Gita.

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February 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal grant based on Storm Gita totaling nearly $2 million ($1.925 million) for American Samoa Power Authority.

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February 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Over the past week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata has been pleased to welcome dignitaries to American Samoa’s congressional office for briefings, updates and discussions of the Pacific region.

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