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Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a successful first step this week for the major appropriations bill that will fund Interior Appropriations for American Samoa, and said the House bill writers have included her request for a fourth straight yearly increase for American...
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Washington, D.C. — Thursday Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has reopened American Samoa’s congressional office at Fagatogo Square for weekday hours, and wants people to know constituent services are available. This decision to have the office open is based on the current local circumstances...
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Washington, D.C. — On Thursday  Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided an update on federal oversight of the CARES Act and other economic relief funds. This information includes the process, federal requirements for these funds, and contact information to report any waste, fraud or abuse of such...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided on Monday a weekly update on the continuing growth in Small Business Administration (SBA) economic aid for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits. The total increased by about $2.6 million to $17,810,411. That includes 321 combined...
Congresswoman Amata and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata presented American Samoa’s needs and priorities to the United States Senate. She highlighted the following key objectives: •    Extending and broadening access to unemployment relief; •    Long term modernization of LBJ Tropical Medical Center...
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Washington, D.C. —  On Monday Congresswoman Aumua Amata said a surge in reports from the Small Business Administration (SBA) showed a weekly rise in assistance for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits. The total increased by $3 million to $15,226,818. That includes 287 combined loans...
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Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an education grant for Head Start of over $1.17 million through the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS). Specifically, the discretionary grant to the American Samoa Department of Education is for Head Start projects, an early...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata has taken part in a recent oversight hearing in the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to evaluate the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) in response to COVID-19. “The pandemic has impacted every government department and the people...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Saturday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released a statement observing PTSD Awareness Month (June) and PTSD Awareness Day (June 27): “PTSD can be a difficult topic, and isn’t yet always fully understood. It’s important for people to know more about it, in order to be there...
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Pago Pago — Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata reminded small businesses that the deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is just days away on June 30th. “Any businesses that still want to access PPP must act right away,” said Aumua Amata. “If so, talk to a lender immediately...

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