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Aumua Amata speaking from podium
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which she co-sponsored, and the legislation passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and will move on to full House consideration. “This important bill recognizes the realities and...
Congresswoman Amata and Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga
Washington, DC — Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata had the opportunity to welcome American Samoa’s 2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga to the U.S. Capitol during her early May visit to Washington, and congratulate her again upon the Teacher of the Year honor. “Congratulations to...
Amata in the Fisheries Hearing (Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife) with Chairman Jared Huffman (D-CA).
Washington, D.C. — Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee conducted hearings and voted on a series of bills, including passage of an amendment by Rep. Amata, along with a bill affecting the Territories on which she was an original cosponsor. The Water, Oceans and...
Congresswoman Amata with Congressman Sablan
Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has teamed up with Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (CNMI) for the introduction of the bipartisan Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa College Access Act to provide tuition assistance to students in the islands. The...
Chairman Takano greeting Congresswoman Amata and Conference Chair Liz Cheney.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Veterans Affairs Committee conducted a hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to reduce suicide among the Veteran population. Prior to the hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney joined...
Congresswoman Amata with VA Secretary Wilkie at a 2019 hearing.
Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has co-sponsored two separate bipartisan legislative efforts supporting Pacific veterans who were exposed to chemicals and toxic materials including Agent Orange. Congresswoman Amata is one of four original co-sponsors, as one of two...
SHS art teacher Voloti Malietoa with Katie Godinet and her winning entry
Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Aumua Amata is delighted once again to announce the winners of the Malofie Congressional Art Competition. This year’s first place contestant has the distinction of also being a previous winner. Congratulations to Katie Jewel Godinet from Samoana High School upon her...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, DC — A combined $2 million in federal funds is being made available to American Samoa for security purposes in three different preparedness grants through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Congresswoman Aumua Amata...
 Congresswoman Amata with VA Secretary Wilkie
Washington, D.C. — Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in two hearings of the full Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, including an examination of President Trump’s budget request for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) with VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, and an update on the VA’s efforts...
The 2018 Close Up student group from American Samoa in the Congressional office.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $1 million federal grant to the Close Up Foundation to fund the program in the Insular Areas. Congresswoman Amata and the American Samoa congressional office in Washington, D.C., looks forward to welcoming a Close Up students delegation from...

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