Amata’s D.C. Office moving to a roomier space in the Rayburn Building
Washington, D.C. – For the first time in Congresswoman Uifa’atali Aumua Amata’s four terms in Congress, American Samoa’s congressional office in DC is moving. Every two years, with 441 total seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, several dozen locations become available following retirements and elections. This year, Congresswoman Uifa’atali chose an office location being vacated by Congressman Mike McCaul of Texas, a nine-term senior Member of Congress.
Statue of long-serving Texas Democratic Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn at the courtyard entrance to the Rayburn Building where Uifa’atali Amata’s D.C. Congressional Office will relocate this month. [courtesy photo: Uifa’atali Amata’s D.C. office]
“As we put up our American Samoa art and pictures, it will quickly be full of reminders of our beautiful islands,” said Uifa’atali Amata. “As always, my door in the DC office is open to you. If you’re ever visiting, Capitol tours are available but it’s best to give Capitol officials as much notice as possible to make sure you get in.”
The move will be completed in December (this month). Congressional offices are generally three main rooms, including the Member’s office, reception and staff working areas. The new American Samoa offices will be larger in square footage, and notably, near an Independence Avenue exterior entrance across from the U.S. Capitol. Alternatively, the interior subway to the Capitol is one floor down.
After eight years at 1339 Longworth House Office Building, the new address will be 2001 Rayburn House Office Building on Rayburn’s ground floor. The two buildings are side by side, both facing the Capitol and connected internally by tunnels
The beautiful 2022 Capitol Christmas Tree recently decorated on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Every year, a different national forest is selected to provide a tree to appear on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The 2022 tree came from the National Forests in North Carolina. [courtesy photo: Uifa’atali Amata’s D.C. office]