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Congresswoman Amata (center) with daughter Kirsten (left) and Congresswoman Bordallo (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Guam delegate to the United States Congress, Madeleine Bordallo, is retiring from politics after losing a primary election at the weekend. She has been in Congress for nearly 16 years but lost in the primary to her Democratic Party challenger, senator Michael San Nicolas...
Aumua Amata with Senator John McCain.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in honor of the heroic life of Senator John McCain: "I first met Senator McCain in 2000, when he made his initial run for President. Although American Samoa had Republican convention delegate votes beginning in...
Congresswoman Amata with EPA Region 9 Administrator Mike Stoker
Pago Pago AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata last week welcomed the opportunity to speak to the 40th meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, including highlighting bipartisan federal legislation promoting the long-term health of our coral reefs. As part of her remarks, Congresswoman...
Aumua Amata with Chairman Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and the military flight crew
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of the Interior Appropriations bill that prevents cuts for American Samoa Government, and preserves last year’s increase of $250,000. The House bill’s advance is a necessary step before it will either be combined with or...
Washington, D.C. — Until recently, we lived peacefully in our islands, secure in the knowledge that we were well away from the world's areas of potential conflict and war. But as Governor Lolo recently stated, North Korea is approaching the level of nuclear technology that even a remote place like...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed this week’s veterans’ legislative activity in Washington, highlighted by President Trump’s signing into law the bipartisan Mission Act to reform the VA. Amata cosponsored this major legislation, which originated in the Veterans’ Affairs...
Congresswoman Amata with representatives of the National Down’s Syndrome Society visiting Congress this week.  [photo: courtesy]
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata expressed special appreciation based on her own family’s experience for this week’s remarkable and inspirational hearing in the Committee on Small Business examining how small business opportunities can empower people with...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — According to CNN news reports on Wednesday, the White House is seeking to cut funding from the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, as part of its larger request for cuts to the federal budget in a rescissions package sent to Congress this week. The...
Amata on a fact-finding visit to Tripler Center to discuss services to veterans.  [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for legislative efforts that continue the process of reforming the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, as the Veterans Affairs Committee passed a total of 16 bills.  “Our country has a special commitment to our veterans,” said Amata. “Step by...
Amata with soldiers at Fort Bragg this week. [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata advised members of the military from American Samoa and their families that there is no Pentagon policy change regarding U.S. Nationals. Instead, a recent U.S. Army administrative memo informs on the necessary process for those U.S. Armed Forces...

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