Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata believes that Justice must be served in the court proceedings of StarKist, but that the people of American Samoa who rely on the cannery must be treated justly as well.
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a federal health care grant for American Samoa from the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.
Washington, D.C.- Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomes multiple federal grants from the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) through their Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP).
Pago Pago—This month, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is recognizing National PTSD Awareness Month, an important topic of concern for our Veterans and Armed Forces. She released the following statement highlighting the serious nature of this national health need:
Statement from Aumua Amata:
Pago Pago—June 14th, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in commemoration of the founding of the Army on this day in 1775, along with the nation’s adoption of the U.S. flag in 1777:
Pago Pago—This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Saipan in honor of Veterans and this significant event in Pacific history.
In American Samoa, we value our way. We don’t change easily; that’s one of our strengths! Even as the world changes, and technology grows, we value traditions and our ancient culture; we honor elders. Our way is good. At the same time, it must never be misunderstood and used wrongly and falsely to cover up something bad. Domestic violence goes against the Samoan way. Fa’a Samoa conveys honor and dignity, never shame.
Pago Pago – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is commemorating World War II anniversaries of D-Day and the Battle of Midway in the Pacific. June 6 marks the major 75th anniversary of D-Day, so World War II allied nations across the world are pausing to remember.
Washington, DC – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed final passage in Congress of a major disaster relief bill containing Amata’s $18 million provision for Storm Gita-based nutrition assistance in American Samoa, and her request for a 100 percent match for Medicaid providing significant savings to the Territory.