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Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata

Amata in the Hearing
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata advocated for American Samoa’s position on protected coral reefs in a Wednesday hearing of the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife (WOW). The oversight hearing was titled, “Examining the President’s Fiscal Year...
Amata with Rep. Dr. Miller Meeks
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata voted Wednesday for the Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act, H.R. 4300, which was passed by the full Committee on Natural Resources with bipartisan support. Amata cosponsored the legislation to honor Veterans with free lifetime access to all U.S. National...
Congresswoman Amata and Congressman Gus Bilirakis
Washington, D.C. —  Saturday, Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed an agreement in Congress to move forward with legislation that would stabilize Medicaid funding for the Territories through an eight-year plan for American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U....
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata highlighted the advancement of legislation that would lead to road improvements for American Samoa as the House passed H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. This Act authorizes $343 billion for roads, bridges and safety measures, $109 billion for...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata presents an ula fala to her former House colleague, new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata presents an ula fala to her former House colleague, new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in the Secretary's office on July 4. Sec. Haaland made history when she became the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary. She is a member of the Pueblo of...
Congresswoman Amata with Secretary Haaland
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata drew attention to LBJ in a Wednesday hearing of the full Natural Resources Committee in which Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was testifying. Amata once again pressed the message that LBJ Tropical Medical Center has major modernization needs...
Amata pictured here wit Director Chao and some of the VA health team in Honolulu
Washington, D.C. — After Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata's recent visit to Honolulu,  a notice from Honolulu VA Regional Director Sergio S. Chao announced that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will place a permanent Veterans Benefits Counselor in American Samoa to assist Veterans.  “In our recent...
STEM graphic
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is co-sponsoring a bill that would encourage STEM education and reward STEM educators in American Samoa and the other insular areas.  The STEM Educator Awards Equity Act, H.R. 3795 would expand the annual Presidential Awards for Excellence in...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata talking with Close Up students
Washington, D.C. —Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomed notification of several grants for youth education efforts in insular areas from the Interior Department’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), along with a grant for linemen training. OIA is providing a grant of $1 million in Technical...
President Joe Biden points to Opal Lee after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans rejoiced after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many of their brethren. “It’s great,...

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