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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...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Grants for technology support for American Samoa Dept. of Homeland Security and another $560,000 for Coral Reef Conservation were announced last week by Congresswoman Aumua Amata. $335,000 IN FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $335,000 in federal...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata along with supporters late Monday
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata is heading back to Washington D.C. for a third consecutive two-year term in office after being re-elected during yesterday’s mid-term election, beating out challengers Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman and Tuika Tuika. The Republican...
Incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata with supporters during her campaign wave at Avau
Incumbent Congresswoman Aumua Amata with supporters during her campaign wave at Avau in Nu’uuli, the day before Election Tuesday.  Amata is heading back to Washington D.C. for a third consecutive term after being re-elected, beating out challengers Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman and Tuika Tuika.  Of...
Aumua Amata speaking from podium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming $4 million in federal funds to American Samoa for four essential operations: American Samoa Government, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa Community College and the High Court of American Samoa. “The Interior Department is...
John Fitisemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  As President Donald Trump pushes to end birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of immigrants who are not citizens, a federal court case filed in Utah that seeks to expand that exact right for American Samoans is heating up, according to KUER.org — public radio...
Damage caused by Yutu
Saipan, CNMI — 133 people have been treated at the only hospital in the Northern Marianas since Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the US commonwealth on Thursday. The Saipan hospital said most of the cases were lacerations that required surgery. The category 5 storm passed directly over Tinian, lashing...
Aumua Amata in American Samoa speaking at a recent town hall.
Washington, DC  — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement concerning the recent minimum wage increase in American Samoa: “The minimum wage law for American Samoa is separate and distinct from the base minimum wage law covering the rest of the United States. That design recognizes...
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...

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