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Congresswoman Amata testifies before the Rules Committee
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US House approved last Friday a major disaster relief legislation, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, which includes a provision increasing to $18 million in fiscal year 2019, emergency nutrition assistance for American Samoa following Tropical Storm Gita in...
 Congresswoman Amata and Stanley Kao
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted the Taiwan Relations Act, and gave remarks at a Capitol event celebrating 40 years of this important legislation last week. “The United States has a robust friendship with Taiwan, and it’s important to all of us in the vast Pacific region,”...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is an original co-sponsor of two fishing-related bills examined in a Natural Resources Committee hearing, and co-sponsored another Pacific bipartisan bill on education policy. The hearing of the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife is an important...
Close-Up 2019 group with Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, DC — Congresswoman Aumua Amata was delighted to host a group of American Samoa’s students in the congressional office and for their tour of the U.S. Capitol. The students are with the Department of Interior’s Close-Up program, and arrived over a week ago for their two-week visit to the...
Aumua Amata speaking from podium
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata voted for the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which she co-sponsored, and the legislation passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and will move on to full House consideration. “This important bill recognizes the realities and...
Congresswoman Amata and Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga
Washington, DC — Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata had the opportunity to welcome American Samoa’s 2019 Territorial Teacher of the Year Jordanna Maga to the U.S. Capitol during her early May visit to Washington, and congratulate her again upon the Teacher of the Year honor. “Congratulations to...
Amata in the Fisheries Hearing (Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife) with Chairman Jared Huffman (D-CA).
Washington, D.C. — Last week, Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the Natural Resources Committee conducted hearings and voted on a series of bills, including passage of an amendment by Rep. Amata, along with a bill affecting the Territories on which she was an original cosponsor. The Water, Oceans and...
Congresswoman Amata with Congressman Sablan
Washington, DC – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has teamed up with Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (CNMI) for the introduction of the bipartisan Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa College Access Act to provide tuition assistance to students in the islands. The...
Chairman Takano greeting Congresswoman Amata and Conference Chair Liz Cheney.
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata and the House Veterans Affairs Committee conducted a hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to reduce suicide among the Veteran population. Prior to the hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney joined...
Congresswoman Amata with VA Secretary Wilkie at a 2019 hearing.
Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced she has co-sponsored two separate bipartisan legislative efforts supporting Pacific veterans who were exposed to chemicals and toxic materials including Agent Orange. Congresswoman Amata is one of four original co-sponsors, as one of two...

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