Press Releases

September 29, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, The House Natural Resources, Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee conducted an oversight hearing on “The Potential Implications of Pending Marine National Monument Designations,”
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September 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced the awarding of an Administration for Children and Families / ACYF - Family and Youth Services Bureau grant in the amount of $70,000 for the Pacific Youth and Community Development’s Pasefika Youth Project

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September 25, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced the release of more than $7 million in grant funding to American Samoa through the Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Program. The funds will be used to support priorities and much needed improvements to critical infrastructure in the territory.
September 18, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, The House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access held a hearing on Thursday to examine the negative impact that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) has had on small lenders since its enactment in 2010.
September 16, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I am always encouraged whenever I learn of new organizations whose mission is to help promote and assist Pacific Islanders in achieving their goals,” said Amata. “It is the work of these organizations that has helped many of our people reach higher and do more than they ever thought possible, and I encourage our young people to get involved and take advantage of the opportunities that groups like the Islands Society provide,” stated Amata.
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September 15, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, on Tuesday announced that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a grant in the amount of $313,599 to the American Samoa Government Department of Health for the LBJ Tropical Medical Center’s, Bureau of Primary Health Care program.
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September 11, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, during a House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, addressed the need for a universal credentialing system in regards to veterans and service members who seek private sector employment.
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September 10, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, announced that today that the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) has awarded a grant in the amount of $ 2.2 million to the American Samoa Department of Education (ASDoE) for the Statewide Data Systems Program.
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September 8, 2015 Press Release
Pearl Harbor, HI – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor on September 2nd, represented American Samoa as part of a small Congressional Delegation (CoDel) during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the formal surrender of Japan that ended World War II.
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August 31, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I am pleased to announce a grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT),” said Amata. “These funds are awarded to help communities stay safe by providing a source of funding for planning and training to respond appropriately to hazardous transportation incidents,” stated Amata.
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