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Congresswoman Amata and educators
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is pleased to report to her constituents that she ranked 28th in bipartisan legislative activity out of 441 members of the House of Representatives for the entire 115th Congress, which ended in January. This nonpartisan analysis compiled all the...
Women members of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Amata is in the upper group (blue puletasi), and Speaker Pelosi is at the center.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted March as Women’s History Month, and noted she is an original co-sponsor of the resolution in Congress honoring and supporting the ideals of National Women’s History Month. This Resolution, H. Res. 171, is led by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA),...
Amata and AS-DOE personnel in Washington D.C.
Congresswoman Amata enjoyed the chance to welcome friends from the American Samoa Department of Education during their visit to Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Education. Pictured with her in no particular order: Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga, Lydia Amisone, Elaine Niko, Opa Sotoa, Peter...
Congresswoman Amata at the recent IGIA meeting with Interior Secretary Bernhardt and others
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Wednesday welcomed President Trump’s signing into law the largest land management act of the past 10 years, the bipartisan John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act, S. 47 This new law contains several measures that are helpful...
Congresswoman Amata with Secretary Bernhardt.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the official nomination of David Bernhardt as the next Secretary of the Interior last week. “I appreciated David Bernhardt’s recent presence at the Interagency Group on Insular Areas meeting,” said Aumua Amata. “In the islands, where fishing is...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with Hawai’i Pacific VFW commander, High Chief Igafo Maria Va’a
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata co-sponsored a veterans bill, which was introduced this week; the House passed three other bipartisan VA health bills; and she took part in a House/Senate joint hearing with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). “It was great to see one of our...
Congresswoman Amata pictured with VA Secretary Wilkie
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed President Donald Trump’s announcement of a new cabinet-level task force for veterans that will work specifically to prevent suicide, along with the appointment of VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to lead the initiative. President Trump established the...
Congresswoman Amata with VA Secretary Wilkie
Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in the first full Committee hearing of the 116th Congress in the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee last week, which will help set up the legislative work for the year ahead and establish priorities. VA Secretary Robert Wilkie testified in a...
(l-r) Congresswoman Amata, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico, Gov. Albert Bryan of USVI, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero of Guam, Chairman Murkowski of Alaska, and Gov. Ralph Torres of CNMI
Washington, D.C.  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing, and welcomed the unity of message among the several territories in the testimony on shared needs that include American Samoa, such as efforts to extend Medicaid funds. “The needs of the insular...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with the Governor’s team in Washington: (l-r) Medicaid director Sandra King Young; Iu Joseph Pereira, executive assistant to Governor Lolo; Alema Leota, counsel to the Governor; Fiu Saelua, chief of staff to the Governor; and Ti’a Patrick Reid
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the annual Interagency Group on Insular Affairs (IGIA) Monday, Feb. 25 and delivered remarks in support of American Samoa’s needs. “Thank you to everyone involved in this yearly process of ensuring that the Department of Interior’s leadership is...

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