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Congresswoman Amata with Steve Vaiau
Washington, D.C. — This past week Congresswoman Aumua Amata  hailed House passage of bipartisan legislation managing the nation’s water infrastructure, which includes expedited feasibility studies for much-needed stabilizing efforts in in Aunu‘u Harbor and Tutuila. The bill is the two-year Water...
Amata with Veterans at a 2019 Town Hall
Washington, D.C. — On Thursday Congresswoman Aumua Amata  took part in a vote and mark up of bills in the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC). She highlighted four Veterans’ bills she recently cosponsored, including two passed Thursday by the Committee.  “These bills support our Veterans in...
Undated aerial view of Ofu airport
Washington, D.C.— Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed federal funds for an essential airport runway rehabilitation project in Ofu. Under the recent CARES Act, the federal share of this Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant...
Group photo of Amata's Town Hall meeting in Aoa.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata held a town hall meeting at Aumoeualogo Guest House in Aoa village to discuss issues, economic efforts, recent legislation, events in Washington, and federal services for constituents. “Thank you to Aoa village,” said Aumua Amata. “I had...
Amata with  members of the House Armed Services Committee
Washington, D.C. — Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that last week she took part as an original cosponsor in the introduction of new legislation to help military families as they fight COVID-19, the COVID-19 Benefits for Active Duty Servicemembers, the Reserve Components, and their...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted a grant notice of $125,000 for the American Samoa Department of Health from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Specifically, this discretionary grant is from...
Amata with Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an education grant for American Samoa of over $4 million for Head Start. This federal funding is through the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) — the second HHS Head Start grant since late June. Specifically, this...
Amata with  members of the House Armed Services Committee
Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted provisions in the Defense legislation passed by the House this week, including a measure she cosponsored, a welcome increase in pay for the Armed Forces, and a commitment to the Pacific region. “I’m pleased to see momentum in...
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Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $1.1 million grant — funded by the historic CARES Act that became law on March 27th — from the Federal Transit Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), for the American Samoa Department of Public Works. The...
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Washington, D.C. —  Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Tuesday provided an update on the growth in economic aid from the Small Business Administration (SBA), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury Department, for American Samoa’s small businesses and nonprofits, due to Congress having passed several...

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