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Congresswoman Aumua Amata with Health Director Motusa Nua
Washington, D.C. — This past Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed $406,084 in CARES Act funds to expand American Samoa’s COVID-19 testing capacity. This discretionary grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the Health and Human Services (HHS)...
Congresswoman Amata and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $2,553,194 CARES Act grant for coronavirus relief for American Samoa’s fishermen. The news is part of a national announcement by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocating $300 million in fisheries assistance. Congress provided this funding...
Serenalia Iona has been offered an appointment by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, pending final medical review.  On this Mothers Day she thanks her mother Fili Iona (pictured) and also sends her thanks to her second mother Elielia Galemoa. “This offer is only...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — This week Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a CARES Act grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of $266,229 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. HUD, led by Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, was also the first federal agency to announce...
Congresswoman Amata and ASPA Acting Executive Director Wallon Young
Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, May 4, 2020 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant for American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) of over $1.2 million through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This award provides $1,200,749.98 in federal funding for...
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Washington, D.C. – Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed news of 61 successful CARES Act assistance loans for employers in American Samoa through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. “These funds help keep the small businesses we need and appreciate going, and that’...
Congresswoman Amata in Committee with Chairman Takano and Ranking Member Dr. Roe.
Washington, D.C. — This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming President Trump’s signing into law a bill she cosponsored helping student Veterans whose educations have been interrupted by the pandemic. The bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, H.R. 6322, introduced in...
Aumua Amata in her D.C. office at computer during virtual forum
Washington, D.C. — This week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata took part in a historic moment in the U.S. House of Representatives, as the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held the first ever bipartisan virtual forum. Congresswoman Amata took part in the remote forum from American Samoa’s congressional...
Rep. Amata with Guam Gov. Leon Guerrero and USVI Rep. Plaskett
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata shared on Thursday an update on the status of stimulus checks following a conference call briefing with senior Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials, and highlighted IRS plans for a web portal shortly for this program in the territories. On Wednesday...
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata hailed Senate passage of a bill to replenish the urgently needed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small business assistance, including new support for hospitals and small lenders. The House will consider the $484 billion interim economic...

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