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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...
SBA Building Washington, D.C.
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...
Aumua Amata in a screenshot from C-Span
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata provided a weekly update of the Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance programs for American Samoa, and said the combined total is now $12.2 million. That total is now 226 loans in two programs along with 132 emergency advances for a new sum of $...
Amata outside in Washington D.C. walking toward her office building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a advertisement in yesterday’s Samoa News, Congresswoman Aumua Amata threw her hat in the ring to continue serving American Samoa in the U.S. Congress. “I am humbled to serve as your member of Congress. These are challenging times. We know ASG will be in transition...
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Washington, D.C. —   Congresswoman Aumua Amata on Monday welcomed a decision by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to broaden access to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, reopening the program to eligible small businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19 business losses....
Congresswoman Amata and Congressman Sablan
Amata & Sablan,jpgWashington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata said on Monday she is the original cosponsor on a bill introduced in May with Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of CNMI to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities in American Samoa...

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