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Congresswoman Aumua Amata

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, US Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, and Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Police honor guard stands at attention at Pago Pago International Airport, as Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, US Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, and Congresswoman Aumua Amata pass through the morning of Thursday, Sept. 6, after a brief break at the Airport VIP Lounge.[photo: Fili Sagapolutele] */
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga (left) and US Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — US Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, arrived in American Samoa just around 7am today (Thursday, Sept. 06, 2018) onboard a US government plane accompanied by his delegation. Zinke stepped off the plane, dressed in a white shirt and traditional Samoan wrap around for men...
Aumua Amata meeting with VFW advocates
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed Senate confirmation of Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). Secretary Wilkie was nominated by President Trump to serve as VA Secretary during the ongoing legislative and administrative reform efforts to the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata are maintaining that as the Territory’s elected representatives, they “are best situated to represent the American Samoan interest in self-determination” and “have a direct interest” in the US citizenship...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata offered an amendment to the VA COST SAVINGS Act that was passed with bipartisan support. In an active week centered on veterans’ legislation, she voted Wednesday in support of seven bills passed by the Subcommittee, including one on which she was an...
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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...

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