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Congresswoman Aumua Amata

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the availability of $300,000 in federal grant funds for American Samoa from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Federal funding through grants and other sources is essential for our islands to have important services,” said Aumua...
Congresswoman Amata speaking with President Trump, June 19, 2018
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement updating immigration policy efforts, and welcoming President Trump’s announcement: “I welcome President Trump’s decision to sign an executive order ending family separations when adults are held longer in asylum cases. He is doing...
  A photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows the interior of a CBP facility in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. Immigration officials have separated thousands of families who crossed the border illegally. Reporters taken on a tour of the facility were not allowed by agents to interview any of the detainees or take photos, the AP reported. U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP
Washington, D.C. — Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata gave a commencement speech highlighting the importance of technology education to the skills and jobs of the future. Speaking on the striking growth of cyber and other technology in our expanding economy, she congratulated graduates at the Virginia...
Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, at the invitation of the Secretary of Defense, Congresswoman Aumua Amata attended the Change of Command Ceremony for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (PACOM), at which Admiral Phillip S. Davidson formally relieved Admiral Harry Harris and became the 25th PACOM Commander...
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata was presented with a doctorate of laws by the University of Guam, and gave remarks at the commencement exercises centered on her work in the U.S. House of Representatives. “My prayer, like the Psalmist, is that God would ‘establish the work of...
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata extended congratulations to Lusia Aveolelaeosomaiilematasaua Cole of Odenton, Maryland, who completed both her high school diploma and a college degree in the same year, and will be going on for further studies on scholarship to Norwich University. “...
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed final House passage of a banking provision that she introduced last year to reduce the time waiting for checks to clear in American Samoa. The bill has already passed the Senate and now goes to President Trump to be signed into law.  “Making...
Amata with Gov. Tenorio  [courtesy photo]
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata honored the accomplished life of former Governor Pedro "Teno" Pangelinan Tenorio, who led a life of public service to the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Congresswoman Amata released the following statement: “I had the honor...
Amata with Soldiers and their families from the Samoan community at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, one of her stops during her briefings and tours of major forts in four states along the US East Coast. Story and more photos in “Our Troops” section.[courtesy photo]

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