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Aumua Amata with Utu Abe Malae just this past week, when they both arrived in the territory on the same flight
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement regarding the passing of Utu Abe Malae: “I will miss Utu Abe Malae deeply, and I know that many of us share a heavy sense of loss. I’m saddened beyond words by this news, and my heart is with his family and those closest...
 Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a total of $535,000 in federal funding for two health-related programs in American Samoa.  “Federal funds like these are especially necessary to American Samoa’s efforts to provide as many health services as possible,” said Aumua Amata. “I...
Amata with Superintendent Scott Burch, Ranger/Education Assistant Pua Tuaua Jr., and a hardworking crew of the National Park of American Samoa.
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, H.R. 6510, which she cosponsored. This legislation provides funding to reduce maintenance backlogs and support restorative efforts at National Parks and wildlife refuges. The bill,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge has granted, in part, the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s motion for “permissive intervention” in the US citizenship lawsuit, a court decision described by an attorney for the intervenors as “a victory for the people of American...
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Salt Lake City, UTAH — The federal court imposing automatic US citizenship on persons born in American Samoa “violates fundamental principles of self-determination” as well as its “sovereignty and the importance of the fa’aSamoa,” according to the latest filing by the American Samoa Government and...
Aumua Amata greets Sec. Zinke
Washington, D.C. — First thing I noticed was how spry and rested the delegation seemed when they got off the plane in Pago. Immediately noticed that Secretary Zinke was wearing an ie faitaga which I attribute to gentle advice by our own Nikolao Pula. But I give a shout out to the Secretary for...
 Aumua Amata Radewagen with local Republicans
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Republican Party of American Samoa has unanimously endorsed Aumua Amata Radewagen in her bid for another term in Congress. The territory's incumbent representative announced she would stand for re-election earlier this month. Aumua is the first American Samoan woman...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The territory is the recipient of two grants — one for a number of tsunami preparations and the other for American Samoa’s Family Professional Partnership and Children with Special Health Care Needs programs. OVER $650,000 FOR LOCAL HOMELAND SECURITY Washington, D.C. —...
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...

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