Press Releases

February 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released a welcome home message on the occasion of the first repatriation flight. Her message is available in English and Samoan as follows:

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January 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata sent a letter to President Biden identifying top congressional issues for American Samoa, alerting him to repatriation needs, and outlining numerous opportunities to work productively with his Administration in a bi-partisan manner in the coming weeks, months, and years.

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January 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata hailed the NOAA announcement of a record coral reef in American Samoa’s waters, and sends her thanks and congratulations to the entire federal scientific team that did the impressive work.

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January 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata attended the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and Vice President Kamala Harris, and echoed the call for unity.

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January 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata welcomed the signing into law of the Malala Act, which she cosponsored. Passed at the end of the 116th Congress, the bipartisan Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, H.R. 4508 promotes much-needed access to higher education for girls in Pakistan.

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January 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

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January 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata released the following statement of congratulations to the Development Bank of American Samoa, and President Ruth S. Matagi-Faatili, upon approval as a lender in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):

January 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is delighted to announce the nominations of 22 excellent students for consideration by the service academies.

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January 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata announced she is an original cosponsor of bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI that would allow unlimited federal funding for the Medicaid program in the U.S. territories, including American Samoa and the Marianas.

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January 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata is highlighting the return of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the program’s capacity to help small businesses weather economic concerns from COVID-19.

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