Press Releases

October 23, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $42,201 to the American Samoa Power Authority under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program.
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October 21, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, met with distinguished members of the Territorial Administration On Aging (TAOA) in Pago Pago, to discuss some of their concerns and objectives. Following kind introductions from TAOA Director High Talking Chief Ale Tifimalae Ale and a short rendition of the Siva from the Congresswoman; Amata addressed and engaged the large gathering of senior citizens.
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October 16, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, met with the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce (ASCOC), and senior management from local private sector companies this week at the Sadie Thompson Inn in Fagatogo. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the implications on and the preparations local businesses have made to adjust to the new minimum wage.
October 14, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $400 thousand to the Pacific Youth and Community Development program; as part of the Community Food Projects (CFP) program to support the development of solutions to food insecurity and access to local and independent food systems for low-income communities.
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October 8, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, and the House Committee on Small Business conducted a hearing to examine the upcoming Europay, Mastercard, Visa (EMV) chip deadline, and the efforts being made to ensure that America’s small businesses are in compliance with the requirement of these credit card processors.
October 7, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $11.5 million to American Samoa for environmental protection work.

October 5, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, cosponsored H.R. 1427, the Medicare CGM Access Act, introduced by Representatives Reed, DeGette and Whitfield.
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October 5, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the Administration for Children and Families /Administration for Native Americans has awarded a grant in the amount of $460,000 to Pacific Youth and Community Development for the Tausi Feagaiga (Covenant Keeper) Project. These funds are in support of their new initiative to promote Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS).
September 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, took to the House Floor on Monday in support of her bill, H.R.

September 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that the Administration for Children and Families / ACYF - Family and Youth Services Bureau has awarded a grant in the amount of $250,000 to Intersections, Inc.’s, Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Program.

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