Press Releases

May 14, 2015 Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, a Member of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC), made her first visit to a VA facility on the mainland, since joining the committee in January.

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May 12, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I am pleased to announce the awarding of four grants by Department of Interior (DOI), totaling $1,843,431. Two Empowering Insular Communities (EIC) grants and two Coral Reef Initiative (CRI) programs, for our islands,” said Amata. “These grants will help our islands become more energy independent, provide for further sources of clean, renewable energy and save our reefs from further destruction, all of which serves to protect our environment,” continued Amata.
May 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “I am excited and honored to be with you today.  I cherish these occasions, because we Samoans are particularly proud of our brothers and sisters who serve in the armed forces to protect the freedoms we all treasure, and even more so, because I come from a family with a strong military tradition.

May 6, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, issued the following Statement for the Congressional Record in recognition of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
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May 1, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced the awarding of a $1,000,000 U.S. Department of Transportation grant for improvements to Pago Pago International Airport.
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May 1, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, praised the passage of the Magnuson Stevens reauthorization through the House Natural Resources Committee markup on Thursday.
April 28, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “The first 100 days have been a whirlwind of getting organized, learning the ropes and putting our noses to the grindstone,” said Amata. “The learning curve is steep and if you don’t hit the ground running, you will find yourself left behind,” continued Amata.
April 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record in recognition of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day

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April 22, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, “The recognition of new tribes has a significant impact on the federal budget, existing recognized tribes, criminal laws, tax jurisdiction, and individual rights,” said Amata. “Federal recognition regulations under Part 83 were created by the Department of the Interior, not Congress, even though Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution delegates only to Congress the power to regulate Indian affairs. The overreach of authority that seems to happen time and time again from this administration must stop,” continued Amata.

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