Press Releases

April 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was pleased to learn that Taylor Jessop is now the first American Samoan ever to be accepted to all three service academies.

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March 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata arrived late Monday evening to begin her three week congressional district work period.

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March 25, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a House Veterans Economic Opportunity Subcommittee hearing regarding several pieces of legislation that are currently before the committee.
March 24, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced the awarding of three grants for American Samoa, totaling $377.944. Two of the grants awarded to American Samoa are from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The first is in the amount of $272,200 and will go to the American Samoa Office of Highway Safety. These funds awarded under the State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program, provide grants to states and territories to improve driver behavior and reduce deaths and injuries from motor vehicle-related crashes.
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March 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata extended her sincere congratulations to Son of American Samoa, Panapa R. Willis, Command Sergeant Major, US Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, VA. on his selection as the Sergeant Major, HQ Department of the Army - G2, Pentagon.

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March 19, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing entitled: “Funding Priorities for and the United States’ Responsibilities concerning Indians, Alaska Natives, and Insular Areas in the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Office of Insular Affairs, and Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.”
March 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a House Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee hearing entitled: A Review of Higher Education Opportunities for the Newest Generation of Veterans.

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March 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata leant her support as an original cosponsor to the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment (BRAVE) Act, a bill introduced by her colleague on the House Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY).

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March 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata introduced a bill that would eliminate the 21-day hold policy by banks regarding off island checks.  The proposed legislation will remedy the 21-day delay and put American Samoa on-par with the 6-day schedule of availability of funds that are already required of banks in all states and other U.S. territories.

March 15, 2015 Press Release

Fagatogo – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hosted a town-hall meeting in the Fale Fono Guest House which was near capacity.

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