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 Congresswoman Amata took the Oath of Office for the 116th Congress with Speaker Pelosi, joined by Reverend Apisaloma Toleafoa (holding the Bible) and his wife Lora of the First Samoan Congregational Christian Church in Alexandria, VA, along with her DC staff
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News asked Congresswoman Aumua Amata recently for her thoughts about being re-elected to a House that was going to be controlled by the Democrats — given that she is a registered long-time Republican. How would it affect her efforts for American Samoa? Samoa News...
Amata serving food to the troops in Kuwait over the Christmas holiday
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to our Troops: Congresswoman Aumua Amata spent Christmas Day with U.S. troops in the Middle East, as part of a bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) led by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), along with Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). While...
Amata is pictured with U.S. Army soldiers from the 962nd Quartermaster Company
MIDDLE EAST — Congresswoman Aumua Amata was humbled and delighted to spend Christmas Day with U.S. troops in the Middle East. She was thrilled to greet a large number of troops from American Samoa, sing “Lo Ta Nu'u” together, and then members of Congress had the opportunity to help serve a...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with Senate Veterans Chairman Johnny Isakson.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata joined members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in a joint veterans hearing at the Capitol. During this hearing, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie stated his intention to visit American Samoa, and lauded our many Pacific Islander veterans...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed completion of legislative efforts to combat harassment in Congress, and safeguard better workplace policies. The bill was passed late last week both by the House and the Senate, and has been sent to President Trump to be signed into law. The...
 Rep. Amata questioning expert witness
 Washington, D.C — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and other members of the Veterans Affairs Committee examined the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, often called the AMA. This full Committee hearing built on the...
Congresswoman Amata with RMI President Hilda Heine
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Senate passage of the Real ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act (H.R. 3398), which she co-sponsored and strongly supported with a statement in the Congressional Record. In late September, the U.S. House of Representatives passed...
American Samoa’s own Peter Tali Coleman, pictured here in the U.S. Army in World War II, is a Pearl Harbor survivor.
Washington, D.C. – Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day statement in honor of all who served: “This day in 1941 changed the course of our nation’s history. The naval base at Pearl Harbor and the airfields on Oahu were suddenly attacked by Japanese forces,...
American Samoa and Guam pillars at National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and other members of the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs examined the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to implement new policies. Recent reports from the Office of the Inspector General revealed...
Congresswoman Amata during discussion of the details of her bill
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s bill (H.R. 5025) to put sensible time limits on any government fines and penalties for fishing vessels was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee. “This bill would place time limits on the government, so they are required to notify...

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