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Rep. Amata with Sup. Scott Burch, Ranger Pua Tuaua, Jr. and hardworking maintenance crew
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is highlighting the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which supports the National Park of American Samoa, and the important Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The bipartisan GAOA, which was signed into law this week, is described as the most...
Banner showing deadline for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is August 8
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is reminding any remaining small businesses and employers that the current deadline for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is August 8, and highlights information regarding forgiveness of some loans.   “I support extending this program,...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata and Director of Health Motusa Nua
Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a discretionary grant through the Pacific Basin program for the American Samoa Department of Health. The health services grant entitles Health Centers to a total of $2,343,073 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...
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...
Behavioral risk graphic
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...

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